Phil Webster, Islamic Pattern Design
I became really fascinated by these Islamic designs because on one hand they incorporate elaborate and sophisticated details, however, they still follow a pristine geometric look, which is a really satisfying contrast of the two. The patterns not only explore the nature of geometry but also include the visual elements important for and symbolic of Islam, such as a shape of a circle or a fractal star. The overall visual effect creates a sense of multitude and plurality, which perhaps echoes the strength and togetherness of Islam today as well as historically.
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