Theory and Application of Islamic Star Patterns - Abstract

Craig S. Kaplan
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2002)
Pages 306–306


The tradition of Islamic star patterns has brought us some of history's greatest and most elegant examples of ornamental design. Over the centuries, the creation of new patterns and the execution of existing ones has declined. Today, armed with the tools of modern mathematics and computer science, we have the opportunity to revitalize this style of ornamentation, and to explore the world of Islamic star patterns simply and fruitfully.