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Bricks and tiles are two of the most universal and ancient building materials and they are able to combine tremendous versatility with the economies and advantages of mass production and standard units. They are employed in repetitive arrangements both to give strength to the structure and to cover surfaces, leading to many different kinds of bonds and styles of surface patterning. This draws attention to them in an interesting and stimulating way.
Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art and Architecture by Robert Field
With its concentration on geometric forms, Islamic design offers a very rich source of wonderful patterns. Many of the designs here are taken from Moorish Spain and the traditional sites of the Middle East and North Africa, but this book also includes patterns which have been used in the mosques of Great Britain.
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