Best Practice in Islamic Geometric Design

Best Practice in Islamic Geometric Design

This book shows how it was done, it shows how to apply best practice now, and it shows the most common problems in contemporary Islamic geometric design, and how to avoid them.

Author: Eric Broug

Publisher: Broug Ateliers Ltd


Category: Design

Page: 76

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What can we learn from 1,400 years of design excellence? What rules and conventions have guaranteed consistent quality for centuries across the Islamic world? Eric Broug looks at a wide range of visual evidence and codifies these rules: he reveals the design practices of traditional builders: how to scale a composition, how to create an engaging composition, how to innovate etc. This book shows how it was done, it shows how to apply best practice now, and it shows the most common problems in contemporary Islamic geometric design, and how to avoid them.
Categories: Design

Islamic Geometric Patterns

Islamic Geometric Patterns

Yet the variety of geometric patterns that were most commonly used by Mughal artists were not particularly complex, and with rare exceptions were already well known in Persia and Transoxiana. The last great Persian architectural and ...

Author: Jay Bonner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781441902177

Category: Mathematics

Page: 595

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The main focus of this unique book is an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique; the primary method used by master artists of the past in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The author details the design methodology responsible for this all-but-lost art form and presents evidence for its use from the historical record, both of which are vital contributions to the understanding of this ornamental tradition. Additionally, the author examines the historical development of Islamic geometric patterns, the significance of geometric design within the broader context of Islamic ornament as a whole, the formative role that geometry plays throughout the Islamic ornamental arts (including calligraphy, the floral idiom, dome decoration, geometric patterns, and more), and the underexamined question of pattern classification. Featuring over 600 beautiful color images, Islamic Geometric Patterns: Their Historical Development and Traditional Methods of Con struction is a valuable addition to the literature of Islamic art, architecture and geometric patterns. This book is ideal for students and scholars of geometry, the history of mathematics, and the history of Islamic art, architecture, and culture. In addition, artists, designers, craftspeople, and architects will all find this book an exceptionally informative and useful asset in their fields. Jay Bonner is an architectural ornamentalist and unaffiliated scholar of Islamic geometric design. He received his MDes from the Royal College of Art in London (1983). He has contributed ornamental designs for many international architectural projects, including the expansion of both the al-Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) in Mecca, and the al-Masjid an Nawabi (Prophet’s Mosque) in Medina, as well the Tomb of Sheikh Hujwiri in Lahore, and the Ismaili Centre in London – to name but a few. He is committed to the revitalization of Islamic geometric design through the teaching of traditional methodological practices. To this end, in addition to publishing, Jay Bonner has lectured and taught design seminars at many universities and conferences in North America, Europe, North Africa and Asia.
Categories: Mathematics

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art

... the 'figurative taboo,' or the hierarchies of diverse practices that once espoused miniature painting as the pinnacle of achievement of Islamic art, or the nuanced complexities of best practice in geometric design and calligraphy, ...

Author: Onur Öztürk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000555950

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art addresses how researchers can challenge stereotypical notions of Islam and Islamic art while avoiding the creation of new myths and the encouragement of nationalistic and ethnic attitudes. Despite its Orientalist origins, the field of Islamic art has continued to evolve and shape our understanding of the various civilizations of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Situated in this field, this book addresses how universities, museums, and other educational institutions can continue to challenge stereotypical or homogeneous notions of Islam and Islamic art. It reviews subtle and overt mythologies through scholarly research, museum collections and exhibitions, classroom perspectives, and artists’ initiatives. This collaborative volume addresses a conspicuous and persistent gap in the literature, which can only be filled by recognizing and resolving persistent myths regarding Islamic art from diverse academic and professional perspectives. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, museum studies, visual culture, and Middle Eastern studies.
Categories: Art

The Arts of Ornamental Geometry

The Arts of Ornamental Geometry

Cromwell cites examples of two-layered patterns from late Safavid and Qajar monuments, which became rather ... mosaics and they may be the result of someone exploring possibilities rather than a record of best practice” (p.39).


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004315204

Category: History

Page: 382

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This collective study focuses on a unique undated anonymous primary source on ornamental geometry featuring geometrical constructions and textual instructions in Persian. The chapters interpreting this fascinating medieval source are followed by a facsimile, transcription, English translation, and supplementary drawings.
Categories: History

Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula

... orthodox expertise (international best practice), the next section addresses how the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, ... the design influenced broadly by an interest in the geometry of Islamic design aesthetics and more specifically ...

Author: Karen Exell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317279006

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is dedicated to the recent and rapid high-profile development of museums in the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the a number of the Arabian Peninsula states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and theUAE. These Gulf states are dynamically involved in the establishment of museums to preserve and , represent their distinct national culture and heritage, as well as engaging in the regional and global art worlds through the construction of state-of-the-art art museums. Alongside such developments is a rich world of collection and displaying material culture in homes and private museums that is little known to the outside world. Museum Studies literature has struggled to keep pace with such developments and Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is the first book to coherently present: a contemporary overview of the ever-evolving landscape of museums and related heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula a critical evaluation of the nature of these museum projects within the political and cultural conditions in the Arabian Peninsula suggestions for productive ways forward for museum developments in the Arabian Peninsula Museums Studies students and museum professionals now have a book that fills an important gap in the picture of the museum worldwide. Contextualising this study in the history and politics of the region, from a scholar working within the region, this in-depth overview and critical analysis of museums in the Arabian Peninsula stands alone as an entry into this important topic.
Categories: Social Science

Best Practice 3

Best Practice 3

Understanding the Multicultural Impact of Islamic Art at the Dallas Museum of Art Laura Evans Abstract This year ... Islamic art, Dallas Museum of Art. Laura Evans, University of North Texas, College of Visual Arts and Design; ...

Author: Emma Nardi

Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura

ISBN: 9788868123895

Category: Art

Page: 270

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Emma Nardi, Introduction; Anja Bellmann, Stefan Bresky, Bernd Wagner, Early Childhood Education in Museums. Exploring History in the Deutsches Historisches Museum; Anna Asoyan, Armine Grigoryan, The Museum is the Guest of the School; Ana Luisa Nossar, Branca Pimentel, Elaine Fontana, Marina Herling, Maria Carolina Machado, Paula Selli, Babies at the Museum? At Segall, that’s happening!; María Antonieta Sibaja Hidalgo, Descubrir, experimentar, construir…; Ernesta Todisco, Summer Camp for children. Promoting the knowledge of the museum; Niko Bos, Developing Look & Learn cards; Annemies Broekgaarden, History adventure! You and the Golden Age; Anne-Sophie Grassin, Un dimanche avec des étudiants de Paris-Dauphine au musée de Cluny; Elvire Jansen, Inez Weyermans, Irma Enklaar, Wereldgrachten (World Canals); Antonella Poce, Promoting science: the creation of a scientific observatory to raise awareness on sea biodiversity; Susan Rowe, Seeds of Knowledge, Education, and Empowerment through a School Garden Project; Martin Bourguignat, Le Studio 13/16, espace dédié aux adolescents de 13 à 16 ans au Centre Pompidou; Cynthia Iburg, Nature Nocturne. Rediscovering the Museum as an Adult; Fabrice Casadebaig, Les Ateliers nomades; Nathalie Mémoire, Le Muséum chez vous; Anne Ruelland, Exposition-itinérante « Jardiner la ville »; Jesse-Lee Costa Dollerup, Tanya Lindkvist, The Art of Learning Language. An educational inclusion programme bringing together art, language and interculturality; Laura Evans, Building a Bridge? Understanding the Multicultural Impact of Islamic Art at the Dallas Museum of Art; Irene Balzani, Cristina Bucci, Luca Carli Ballola, Michela Mei, A più voci – With Many Voices. The Palazzo Strozzi project for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers; Coraline Knoff, Stéphanie Merran, Vincent Poussou, “Le Voyage”, une exposition au Centre Pénitentiaire Sud-Francilien; Angela Manders, Museum for One Day. A special museum experience on location; Paolo Campetella, Yes picture please!; Karine Lasaracina, L’art du réseau: un Musée en ligne; Kyle Soller, Ellen Bechtol, Leah Melber, Observe to Learn.
Categories: Art

Undergraduate Research in Art

Undergraduate Research in Art

Art Education Examples: practices for teaching 3D toy design to children; advocating for licensure requirements for art teachers in a particular U.S. state; best practices for peer-assisted learning in the graphic design curriculum 5.

Author: Vaughan Judge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429995507

Category: Music

Page: 178

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Undergraduate Research in Art: A Guide for Students supplies tools for scaffolding research skills, with examples of undergraduate research activities and case studies on projects in the various areas of the study of art—from art history, art education, and fine art therapy, to studio art, graphic design, and digital media. Although art degree programs don’t always call it research, many undergraduate activities in art have components that could be combined into comprehensive projects. The book begins with an overview chapter, followed by seven chapters on research skills, including literature reviews, choosing topics, formulating questions, citing sources, disseminating results, and working with data and human subjects. A wide variety of subdisciplines follow in Chapters 9 through 18, with sample project ideas from each, as well as undergraduate research conference abstracts. The final chapter is an annotated guide to online resources that students can access and readily operate. Each chapter opens with inspiring quotations, and wraps up with applicable discussion questions. Professors and students can use Undergraduate Research in Art as a text or a reference book.
Categories: Music

Religion in Museums

Religion in Museums

Several major new galleries and exhibitions of Islamic art and culture, such as those at the Louvre and the Metropolitan ... In museums, despite many models of good practice, friction persists between educators, curators, designers, ...

Author: Gretchen Buggeln

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474255530

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Bringing together scholars and practitioners from North America, Europe, Russia, and Australia, this pioneering volume provides a global survey of how museums address religion and charts a course for future research and interpretation. Contributors from a variety of disciplines and institutions explore the work of museums from many perspectives, including cultural studies, religious studies, and visual and material culture. Most museums throughout the world – whether art, archaeology, anthropology or history museums – include religious objects, and an increasing number are beginning to address religion as a major category of human identity. With rising museum attendance and the increasingly complex role of religion in social and geopolitical realities, this work of stewardship and interpretation is urgent and important. Religion in Museums is divided into six sections: museum buildings, reception, objects, collecting and research, interpretation of objects and exhibitions, and the representation of religion in different types of museums. Topics covered include repatriation, conservation, architectural design, exhibition, heritage, missionary collections, curation, collections and display, and the visitor's experience. Case studies provide comprehensive coverage and range from museums devoted specifically to the diversity of religious traditions, such as the State Museum of the History of Religion in St Petersburg, to exhibitions centered on religion at secular museums, such as Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, at the British Museum.
Categories: Religion

An American Muslim Guide to the Art and Life of Preaching

An American Muslim Guide to the Art and Life of Preaching

With regard to practice, the focus should be on developing best practices for the writing and delivering of sermons. ... The design of an intensive preaching seminar that covers core concepts in the art of preaching is also needed.

Author: Sohaib Sultan

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506483337

Category: Religion

Page: 181

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This book explores the art and craft of delivering Islamic sermons, while also providing a model of spiritual formation for those serving Muslim communities of faith in positions of religious leadership. Special attention is paid to the American Muslim context in which these faith leaders regularly live, operate, and faithfully engage.
Categories: Religion

Beyond Multicultural Art Education

Beyond Multicultural Art Education

Most art and design courses include life drawing in their syllabus , as do many schools , at least in the UK , in much ... declaring that " such practices trivialise art at best , they perpetuate cultural stereotyping at worst " ( p .

Author: Rachel Mason, Doug Boughton

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830957831


Page: 355

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Multiculturalism is a term that has been much used in educational texts in recent years. Its usage is frequently taken for granted in the rhetoric of curriculum literature. However, it has recently become clear that there are significant variations of interpretations of multiculturalism in different world regions. This book takes a new and deeper look at the notion of multiculturalism through the lens of art education. In educational terms art is a unique tool for the investigation of cultural values because it transcends the barrier of language and provides visceral and tacit insights into cultural change. In order to address the educational interpretations and methods of implementing multiculturalism in different regios of the world, this book contains discussion and analysis of perspectives on art education theory and practice from thirteen countries. The authors of each chapter are respected multicultural experts in their geographic locations who are well equipped to provide unique insights into the particular issues of multiculturalism viewed from the perspective of art in educational contexts. The book as a whole provides tools for the conceptual analysis of contemporary notions linked with multiculturalism, such as interculturalism, internationalism and globalisation. It also provides strategies for art teaching in relation to these ideas. While the term 'multicultural education' is problematic, this book presents conceptual frameworks that should assist educators to examine their own teaching on issues of equity and diversity that are central to the multicultural education debate. ©́