A new page with Geometer’s Sketchpad license and links to download was added.
In 2020 I started writing a series of papers on geometric foundations of geometric patterns. Three of these papers (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 4) were published in the Electronic Journal of Mathematics (eJMT) and Technology, Part 3 was published in the proceedings of the Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics 2020 (ATCM 2020). All […]
This is an English Turkish textbook for my courses at Istanbul Design Center. It contains about 50 drawing exercises of geometric patterns. Table of Contents . İÇİNDEKİLER Introduction 1 Giriş Decide how you will start 3 Nasıl başlayacağınıza karar verin Patterns on grids 11 Izgara Desenler Patterns with 6, 9 and 12 […]
Here is one of the nicest ideas – create a simple pattern and then fill its convex shapes with another pattern. The large pattern in this drawing comes as in the kundekari form from Cem Sultan Mausoleum in Istanbul. The second pattern with smaller shapes is a typical Persian pattern from Chahar Bagh Theological School […]
While exploring some areas around Isfahan I found a remote village Ashtarjan with a very old Ilkhanid mosque Jameh Mosque of Ashtarjan ( 1315–16 ). The mosque had some simple geometric decorations. Here is one of them. In this short sketch we will analyse and reconstruct this pattern. This is very simple but very useful […]
Course 1: Introduction to Decagonal Patterns in Islamic Arts Course level: introductory/intermediateCourse dates: March 23-27, 2020 (Mon. – Fri.)Location: Istanbul Design Center, Istanbul Course description This course is devoted to foundations of decagonal pattern design in Islamic arts. We will learn the fundamentals of the gereh method – the method that was used for many […]
This is just a first idea and many things are not decided yet. We, it means me and IDC, are planning two courses for spring 2020. Both courses will be related to decagonal patterns. The first one will be an introductory course to decagonal patterns and gereh theory. For this course we will use my […]
Course description: In this course we will cover methods of designing geometric patterns from the scrolls of architects from medieval and later times. We will look mostly into the scrolls of architects from Central Asia, especially the scrolls from Bukhara and Samarkand. Some patterns from the Topkapi scroll and Mirza Akbar scrolls will be also […]