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Islamic Designs from Egypt (Agile Rabbit Editions)

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Die Kultur der muslimischen Welt hat eine ganz besondere Art von Ornamentik entwickelt, die auf den religiösen Forderungen des Islam beruht. Diese auch als Arabeske bezeichnete visuelle Sprache des islamischen Designs verwendet eine Vielfalt von geometrischen Mustern, Blumenelementen und kunstvoller Kalligraphie, die allesamt zur Ausschmückung von Möbeln und Gebäuden dienen. Der fließende Aufbau und die mathematische Strenge der Arabeske beschwören ein Gefühl von Ewigkeit und Ordnung herauf, das sich als ästhetisch ansprechend erwiesen hat. ISLAMIC DESIGNS FROM EGYPT präsentiert eine Kollektion architektonischer Schmuckdesigns, die aus zwei der bedeutendsten kulturellen Stätten der islamischen Welt, den mittelalterlichen ägyptischen Städten Kairo und Alexandria, stammen. Ursprünglich wurden diese Designs als Kachelung und Basreliefs für Moscheen, Gräber und Privathäuser verwendet und sind Meisterwerke islamischen Schmuckdesigns, das seinen Zauber bis heute nicht verloren hat. In der vorliegenden Ausgabe wurden die Verzierungen, Bordüren und verflochtenen Muster dieses historischen Stils für den zeitgenössischen Gebrauch zugänglich gemacht.

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The culture of the Muslim world has developed a very specific type of ornamental design, which is grounded in the religious demands of Islam. Also known as Arabesque, the visual language of Islamic design employs a variety of geometric patterns, floral elements and ornate calligraphy, all of which are used to decorate furniture and buildings. The flowing nature and mathematical rigour of the Arabesque evoke a sense of eternity and order, which has proved to be aesthetically pleasing. Islamic Patterns From Egypt presents a collection of architectural ornamental designs originating from two of the most important cultural centres in the Islamic world, the mediaeval Egyptian cities of Cairo and Alexandria. Originally used as tiling and bas-reliefs for mosques, tombs and private houses, these designs constitute masterpieces of Islamic ornamental design that have lost none of their appeal today. In the present edition, the ornaments, borders and interlocking patterns of this historical style are made available for contemporary use.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789057681042
Publisher:
Pepin Press
Subject:
Design - General
Author:
Pepin Press
Subject:
Design - Decorative
Subject:
Clip Art
Subject:
Decorative arts
Series:
Agile Rabbit Editions
Publication Date:
June 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.92x8.88x.62 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The culture of the Muslim world has developed a very specific type of ornamental design, which is grounded in the religious demands of Islam. Also known as Arabesque, the visual language of Islamic design employs a variety of geometric patterns, floral elements and ornate calligraphy, all of which are used to decorate furniture and buildings. The flowing nature and mathematical rigour of the Arabesque evoke a sense of eternity and order, which has proved to be aesthetically pleasing. Islamic Patterns From Egypt presents a collection of architectural ornamental designs originating from two of the most important cultural centres in the Islamic world, the mediaeval Egyptian cities of Cairo and Alexandria. Originally used as tiling and bas-reliefs for mosques, tombs and private houses, these designs constitute masterpieces of Islamic ornamental design that have lost none of their appeal today. In the present edition, the ornaments, borders and interlocking patterns of this historical style are made available for contemporary use.
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