The School of Geometric Patterns in Islamic Arts (18-29 March 2019)

Spring 2019 Courses offered and dates: (DP1) Decagonal Patterns in Islamic Art (part 1), 18 to 22 March, 2019 (DP2) Decagonal Patterns in Islamic Art (part 2), 25 to 29 March, 2019 Place – Istanbul Design Center – Buhara Özbekler Tekkesi, Binbirdirek Mahallesi Şehitmehmetpaşa, Yokuşu Sokak No:40, Sokullu Mehmetpaşa Camii karşısı, Sultan Ahmet, Fatih, İstanbul

Artistic Mathematics

Two lectures on Artistic Mathematics. DATE: Thursday, November 8, 2018 PLACE: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Free University in Berlin Lecture hall 001, Arnimallee 3, 14195 Berlin Further information: If you are at this time in Berlin, you are welcome.


This web site should go through some necessary revisions. I am going to do this during winter time. I guess, I could close this web site for revisions but I prefer to keep it open and revise each entry as the time allow me. The enclosed above pattern comes from the Green Mosque in Bursa. […]

Year 2016

This beautiful geometric pattern was found in the Mosque of al-Salih Tala’s on the side of the 13th century minbar. The pattern uses dodecagonal geometry and symmetry group *442 (p4m). More about this and other  geometric patterns in my new book on gereh.

Sketch 4: Art & architecture in students’ projects in mathematics

Ancient Greek scholars believed that everything around them was related to mathematics and numbers were the ultimate reality. The most famous ancient mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras, used to say “all is number”. Plato, another famous ancient philosopher and mathematician, used geometric objects to represent the structure of the world. These objects still are called Platonic […]

What is Symmetrica?

For many years I have been writing various documents on geometric art – Chinese lattices, Islamic geometric ornaments, Gothic tracery, Byzantine art, etc. For many years all these documents were scattered on my computers – never organized in any way. Finally, one day I decided to put all of them in one place and keep […]