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Design Workshops and Courses

The Art of Islamic Pattern
Founded in 2008 by Adam Williamson and Richard Henry, this UK-based group of practising artists and craftsmen offer courses and workshops on Islamic Art & Design in London and international study trips to a variety of locations, including Istanbul, Morocco, Granada and Cairo.
Eric Broug, Broug Designs
The UK-based author Eric Broug offers workshops and an online course in Islamic Design.

Highly Recommended
An unsurpassed resource for every aspect of Islamic architecture.
Dr. Peter Cromwell
Information on publications and mathematical analysis by Dr. Peter Cromwell.
An extensive database that provides a comprehensive collection of geometric tiling patterns, and the means of locating them
Nonagons in the Hagia Sophia and the Selimye Mosque
Antonia Redondo Buitrago & Dirk Huylebrouck

Other Useful Sites
'An open door to the Arab world'
A huge U.S. based digital library with donations from many major museums; holds a high-resolution selection of Wade-Archive images
Author of 'Arabesques: Decorative Art in Morocco'
Computer-generated Islamic star-patterns; Craig Kaplan
'The Museum With No Frontiers'; an extensive virtual museum with a Permanent Collection and regular Exhibitions
The Islamic Art Network: excellent Egypt specific site

Relevant on-line Articles

Geometric and Group-theoretic Methods for Computer Graphic Studies of Islamic Symmetric Patterns
Abas, S.J. & Salman, A
Grid method Classification of Islamic Geometrical Patterns
Aljamali, M.A. & Banissi, E.
Aniconism and Figural Representation in Islamic Art
Allen, Terry
Constructs of Symmetry in Islamic Art
Allen, Terry
Islamic Art and the Argument from Academic Geometry
Allen, Terry
Islamic Geometric Patterns
Bonner, J
Islamic Star Patters in Absolute Geometry
Caplan, C.S. & Salesin, D.H
Arabesques et entrelacs
Castera, Jean-Marc
Hybrid 1-point and 2-point constructions for some Islamic geometric designs
Cromwell, Peter Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Vol.4, Iss.1, 2010
Islamic geometric designs from the Topkapi Scroll I: unusual arrangements of stars
Cromwell, Peter Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Vol.4, Iss.2, 2010
Islamic geometric designs from the Topkapi Scroll II: a modular design system
Cromwell, Peter Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, Vol.4, Iss. 3, 2010
The Search for Quasi-Periodicity in Islamic 5-fold Ornament
Cromwell, P
The Whirling Kites of Isfahan: Geometric Variations on a Theme
Cromwell, Peter & Beltrami, Elizabetta The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol.33, No.3, 84-93
Girih - Animated quasiperiodic tilings with ten-fold rotational symmetry
Egan, Greg
Islamic Star Patterns
Lee, A.J. 'Muqarnas' IV, 1987
Decagonal and Quasicrystalline Tilings in Medieval Islamic Architecture
Lu, Peter J
Turkish Crystallographic patterns
Necefoglu, H
Diagonal & Quasi-crystalline tiling
Mackovicky, E
Modularity in Medieval Persian Mosaics