The Whirling Kites of Isfahan: Geometric Variations on a Theme

Cromwell, Peter; Beltrami, Elisabetta
September 2011
Mathematical Intelligencer;Sep2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p84
Academic Journal
The article offers information on Islamic geometric art in Isfahan, Iran. It informs that Kites are the main characteristic of Islamic geometric art. It also presents some patterns formed by placing kites with squares which are referred as the Whirling Kites. It further informs that calligraphy, arabesque and geometric are the three rules of Islamic ornament.


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