I decided to change the new categories to ‘Resources’ from ‘Review’ because it sound like I am an expert on everything Islamic art…Which I am not.
Anyway, For this new category, I would like to point out a book which will be very helpful for anyone who would like to see the construction of the Islamic Geometric art or are interested in constructing some themselves!
Islamic Geometric Pattern (ISBN 978-0-500-28721-7) is the perfect book for anyone who are interested in the Islamic Geometric Art, from the beginner to the advanced level. In this book it gives an introduction to the Islamic Geometric Pattern, the basics of the designs as well as showing notable examples around the Islamic world, showing how to make them step by step, divided into categories of levels of difficulty. The information contained in this book is concise and easy enough for beginners to understand. The book also includes a nifty CD for additional learning materials and information (I am not sure if the CD is compatible with Mac, I am a PC user)
I only knew of this book when Mr. Broug invited me into his group, Broug Ateliers For Islamic Geometrical Design, on Facebook. I have no idea about this book at all. For several months I was following the group and only then I learned of the book…which I regret not knowing it early on because it would make my learning of the Islamic Geometric art easier! The book gives a straightforward yet very informative look into the subject, so if you are just starting to learn, I suggest you start with this book.
I was actually looking around bookshops in Brunei for this book, but those bookstores only stock dreary love novels and other fictions. My only choice for buying non-fiction books is the internet. I found the book on Amazon.com AND it was on sale! If you have difficulty on obtaining this great book, you should consider Amazon or Barnes and Nobles, or other online bookstores.
Again, this is a great book for everyone especially for beginners. It is packed with straightforward and clear information about the Islamic geometric art, and a valuable reference.