May 2022

The literature dedicated to Islamic artistic and historical studies is of course vast, and much of it is academic and highly specialised. This listing has been compiled for the more general reader; it has been selected on the basis of accessibility and availability and makes no claim to completeness.

Author Title Publisher Year ISBN
Blair, Sheila S; Bloom, Jonathan M The Art and Architecture of Islam Yale University Press 1995
Bloom, Jonathan M Paper before Print The History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World Yale University Press 2001
Broug, Eric Islamic Geometric Design Thames & Hudson 2013
Broug, Eric Islamic Geometric Patterns Thames & Hudson 2008
Castera, Jean-Marc; Peuriot, Francoise; Ploquin, Philippe Arabesques: Decorative Art in Morocco ISBN 9782867701245
Chorbachi, W K In the Tower of Babel: Beyond symmetry in Islamic Design Computers & Mathematics with Applications 1989
Clévenot, D; Degeorge, G Ornament and Decoration in Islamic Architecture Thames & Hudson 2000
Crossling, Nick The Alhambra Coloring Book Dover Publications
Crossling, Nick The Alhambra Stained Glass Coloring Book Dover Publications
Degeorge, G; Porter, Y The Art of the Islamic Tile Flammarion
Field, Robert Geometric Patterns Islamic Art and Architecture Tarquin Books
Grabar, Oleg The Formation of Islamic Art Yale University Press 1973
Grabar, Oleg The Mediation of Ornament Princeton University Press 1992
Delius, P; Hattstein, M Islam Art and Architecture Köhnmann
Hillenbrand, Robert Islamic Art and Architecture Thames & Hudson 1999
Irwin, Robert Islamic Art Laurence King Publishing 1997
Irwin, Robert The Alhambra Profile Books 2004
Kühnel, Ernst The Arabesque Meaning and Transformation of an Ornament Verlag für Sammler 1976
Michaud, Roland; Michaud, Sabrina Colour and Symbolism in Islamic Architecture Thames & Hudson 1995
Necipoglu, Gülru The Topkapi Scroll Geometry and ornament in Islamic Architecture Getty Centre 1995
Paccard, Andre Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture Atelier 74 1980
Pickett, Douglas Early Persian Tilework The Medieval Flowering of Kashi Associated University Presses 1997
Sutton, Daud Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry Wooden Books 2007
Tabbaa, Yasser The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival University of Washington Press 2001
Wichmann, Brian The World of Patterns World Scientific Publishing 2001
Yeoman, Richard The Story of Islamic Architecture Garnet 1999