Tiling References


Publications listing

The complete listing of the publications follows. This is in alphabetical order under the reference name which is in square brackets. The * indicates a source including only Islamic patterns.
[abas] S J Abas and A S Salman Symmetries of Islamic Geometrical Patterns. World Scientific. 1993. ISBN 9810217048 {Very many patterns in black and white.} *
[akber] Mirza Akber Persian decoration of Mirza Akber. Victoria and Albert Museum, NAL. 1898. {Pressmark VA.1898.0001} *
[arik] Rüçhan Arik Tiles : treasures of Anatolian soil :.... Istanbul:Kale Group Cultural Publications. 2008. ISBN 9789757953111 {Held by BM} *
[aslanapa] Oktay Aslanapa Turkish art and architecture. London : Faber. 1971. ISBN 0571087817 {422 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 29 cm}
[backhouse] J Backhouse The Lindisfarne Gospels. Phaidon press. 1981. ISBN 0714824615 {A few Celtic patterns in colour.} Fuller version available on Internet.
[bain] G Bain Celtic Art, The Methods of Construction. Constable, London. 1977. ISBN 0094618305 {Important book on Celtic art.}
[bakirer] Bakırer, Ömür Onüç ve ondördüncü yüzyıllarda Anadolu mihrabları. Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi. 1976. {Ankara} *
[balmelle] Catherine Balmelle ... Le décor géométrique de la mosaïque romaine. Paris, Picard. 2002. ISBN 2708406248 {2 vols}
[barry] Michael Barry Colour and symbolism in Islamic architecture. Thames and Hudson. 1996. ISBN 0500017115 {315p} *
[berchem] Max van Berchem Muslim Jerusalem: in the work of Max van Berchem. Foundation Max van Berchem. 1982. {Geneve}
[betsch] William Betsch The fountains of Fez. Art and Archaeology Research Papers. 1977.
[betts] Ian M Betts Spanish tin-glazed tiles from Woking Palace... Surrey Archaeological Collections. 2008. {Vol 94, pp53-69}
[blair] Sheila Blair Cosmophilia: Islamic art from the David Collection. Chestnut Hill, MA. 2006. ISBN 9781892850119 {216p} *
[booth] E Booth-Clibborn The splendour of Iran. London. 2001. ISBN 1861540116 {2 vol} *
[bour0] Jules Bourgoin Les arts arabes. Morel, Paris. 1873. {Earlier work of Bourgoin} Available on Internet. *
[bourgoin] J Bourgoin Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design. Dover. 1879. ISBN 0486229246 {Classical book of around 200 hand-produced patterns, in back and white.} Fuller version available on Internet. *
[briggs] Martin S. Briggs Muhammadan architecture in Egypt and Palestin. Oxford, Clarendon Press, Pressmark 32.F.79. 1924. {255p} *
[broug] Eric Broug Islamic Geometric Patterns. Thames & Hudson. 2008. ISBN 9780500287217 {Elegant drawings} *
[broug2] Eric Broug Islamic Geometric Design. Thames and Hudson. 2013. ISBN 9780500516959 {Many excellent photos} *
[burckhardt] Titus Burckhardt Moorish Culture in Spain. London, George Allen and Unwin. 1972. ISBN 0049460080 *
[cahier] Charles Cahier and Arthur Martin 376 Decorative Allover Patterns from Historic Tilework and Textiles. Dover. 1868. ISBN 0486261468
[calvert] A. F. Calvert Moorish remains in Spain. London, New York, J. Lane, Pressmark 18.F.85. 1906. {586 pages} Available on Internet. *
[calvert2] A. F. Calvert The Alhambra. London : G. Philip, Pressmark 18.C.52. 1904. {586 pages} Available on Internet. *
[carey] Moya Carey An Illustrated History of Islamic Art.... Southwater. 12012. ISBN 1780190336 {p128} *
[castera] Jean-Marc Castéra Arabesques: Decorative Art in Morocco. ACR Edition, Paris. 1999. ISBN 2867701244 {Beautiful book.} *
[clevenot] Dominique Clévenot Ornament and decoration in Islamic architecture. Thames & Hudson, Pressmark 604.AB.0178. 2000. ISBN 0500510326 {Photographs by Gérard Degeorge} *
[copple] Trewin Copplestone World architecture : an illustrated history. London: Hamlyn. 1966. {348p, text by Seton Lloyd}
[creswell] K A C Creswell The Muslim Architecture of Egypt. Oxford, 2 volumes. 1952/59. *
[critchlow] Keith Critchlow Islamic Patterns - An Analytical and Cosmological Approach. Thames and Hudson. 1976. ISBN 0500270716 {Gives about 6 patterns not found in Bourgoin.} *
[cromwell1] Peter Cromwell Islamic Geometric Designs From Topkapı Scroll I. J Math & Art. 2010. ISBN  {Vol 4, p73-85} *
[cromwell2] Peter Cromwell On irregular stars in Islamic geometric patterns. To be published. 2014. ISBN  *
[cromwell3] Peter Cromwell Islamic Geometric Designs from the Topkapi scroll.... Nexus. 2015. *
[d-avennes] Prisse d'Avennes Arabic Art in Color. Dover. 1877. ISBN 0486236587 {Contains 25 geometric patterns in colour, and gives the source in most cases more on the Internet.} Fuller version available on Internet. *
[dawes] S J Dawes and B A Wichmann A New Class of Tilings with Two Prototiles. Visual Mathematics, Vol 3, No 4.. 2001. {Revises CD/booklet.} Available on Internet.
[degeorge2] Degeorge, G ́erard and Porter The Art of the Islamic Tile. Paris. 2002. ISBN 208010876X *
[denny] Walter Denny Gardens of paradise. Ertuğ & Kocabiyik. 1998. {Photos by Ertuğ, Ahmet} *
[dury] Carel J. du Ry Art of Islam. New York: Abrams. 1971. ISBN 0810980142 {263p} *
[dye] Daniel Sheets Dye Chinese Lattice Designs. Dover. 1937. ISBN 0486230961 {Important book topic.}
[ekhtiar] Maryam D. Ekhtiar Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art.... MMA, New York. 2011. ISBN 9781588394347 *
[elsaid] I El-Said and A Parman Geometric concepts in Islamic Art. World of Islam Festival Publishing Co. 1976. ISBN 0905035038 {Gives sources of several interesting patterns.} *
[elsaid2] Issam El-Said, ed. El-Bouri & Critchlow Islamic Art and Architecture: The system of Geometric Design. Garnet, Reading, UK. 1993. ISBN 1873938454 *
[erdmann] Kurt Erdmann Das anatolische Karavansaray des 13. Jahrhunderts. Berlin. 1961-76. {In 3 volumes} *
[escher] J L Locher (editor) Escher - The Complete Graphic Work. Thames and Hudson. 1992. ISBN 050027696X {A very useful source book.}
[ex1995] Exhibition in 1995 Arte islámico en Granada. Catalogue of an exhibition held 1 Apr. - 30 Sept. 1995. 1995. {Granada} *
[fernandez] Antonio Fernández-Puertas The Alhambra: Volume I - from the ninth century to Yusuf I (1354). SAQI Books. 1999. ISBN 0863564666 {Beautiful book.} *
[field1] Robert Field Geometric Patterns from Roman Mosaics. Tarquin Publications. 1996. ISBN 0906212634 {Gives sources of several interesting Roman patterns.}
[field2] Robert Field Geometric Patterns from Churches and Cathedrals. Tarquin Publications. 1996. ISBN 1899618139
[field4] Robert Field Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art and Architecture. Tarquin Publications. 1998. ISBN 1899618228 *
[frettloeh] Dirk Frettlöh Counting perfect colourings of plane regular tilings. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie. 2009. {To be published} Available on Internet.
[gailiunas] Paul Gailiunas Spiral Tilings. Visual Mathematics. 2000. {Vol 2, No 3} Available on Internet.
[gands] B Grünbaum and G C Shephard Tilings and Patterns. W H Freeman. 1987. ISBN 0716711931 {Most important work in this area.}
[gands2] B Grünbaum and G C Shephard Interlace Patterns in Islamic and Moorish Art. Leonardo, Vol. 25, No. 3/4, pp. 331-339. 1992. Copyright controlled copy on Internet. *
[gink] Károly Gink Azerbaijan, mosques, turrets, palaces. Corvina Kiadó. 1979. ISBN 9631303217 {text by Ilona Turánszky} *
[glassner] Andrew Glassner Andrew Glassner's Notebook: Recreational Computer Graphics. Morgan Kaufmann. 1999. ISBN 1558605983 {420pp}
[gluck] Heinrich Glück and Ernst Diez Die Kunst des Islam. Berlin, Propyläen-Verlag. 1925. {pp616} *
[golomb1] S W Golomb Polyominoes. Revised and expanded second edition. Princeton University Press. 1994. ISBN 0691024448
[golomb2] S W Golomb Tiling rectangles with Polyominoes. The Mathematical Intelligencer, Vol 18, No 2. 1996. pp38-47.. 1994.
[golombek] Lisa Golombek and ... The Timurid architecture of Iran and Turan. Princeton. 1988. ISBN 0691035873 {2v, p495} *
[gomez] R Perez-Gomez The four regular mosaics mssing in the Alhambra. Comput. Math, Applic. Vol 14. No 2, pp133-137. 1987. *
[grafton] Carol Belanger Grafton Decorative Tile Designs in full Color. Dover. 1992. {92 High quality colour plates; dated 1870-1930.}
[grube] Ernst J. Grube The world of Islam. London, Hamlyn, Pressmark 21.Z.6. 1966. {176p} *
[guy] Richard K Guy Unsolved Problems in Number Theory. Springer Verlag. 1994. ISBN 0387942890 {pp285}
[hankin1] E Hanbury Hankin The drawing of geometric patterns in Saracenic art. Calcutta : Govt. of India, Central Publication Branch. 1925. {Considers more tricky patterns in detail.} Available on Internet. *
[hankin2] E Hanbury Hankin Some Difficult Saracenic Designs II. Mathematical Gazette, Vol 18, pp165-168. 1934. {Considers one pattern in detail.} Available on Internet.
[hattstein] Markus Hattstein and Peter Delius Islam : art and architecture. Konemann, Cologne. 2000. ISBN 3829025580 *
[hedgecoe] John Hedgecoe Zillij : the art of Moroccan ceramics. Pressmark 507.F.92. 1992. ISBN 1873938020 {Edited by Salma Samar Damluji} *
[herzfeld1] E Herzfeld Die Ausgrabungen von Sammarra I.. Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik, Berlin. 1923.
[herzfeld2] E Herzfeld Damascus: Studies in Architecture: I. Ars Islamica Vol9, pp1-53. 1942. Copyright controlled copy on Internet. *
[hessemer] F M Hessemer Historic Designs and Patterns in Color. Dover. a1840. ISBN 0486264254 {This collection is unusual in giving the source for almost all the patterns.} Available on Internet.
[hill] Derek Hill Islamic architecture and its decoration, A.D. 800-1500.... Faber and Faber, Pressmark 35.C.183. 1964. ISBN 0500510326 {With an introductory text by Oleg Grabar} *
[hill2] Derek Hill and Lucien Golvin Islamic architecture in North Africa : a photographic survey. Faber and Faber. 1976. ISBN 0571104606 {167pp}
[hrbas] Hrbas, Miloš and Edgar Knobloch The art of Central Asia. London, Hamlyn. 1965. {3-27, [10] p. front., illus., 136 plates (incl. 40 col.) 28 cm.} *
[humbert] Claud Humbert Islamic Ornamental Design. Faber and Faber. 1980. ISBN 057111587X {Useful, contains several tilings.} *
[hutt] Antony Hutt and Leonard Harrow Iran 1. London: Scorpion Publications. 1977. ISBN 0905906004 *
[iran] Mahmood Maher al-Naqsh Design and execution of drawing in Iranian tilework, Islamic period. Reza Abbasi Museum. 1983. {Good collection of Iranian patterns, text in Persian} Available on Internet. *
[james] David James The Master scribes: Qur'ans of the 10th to 14th c. Oxford. 1992. ISBN 0197276016 {p240} *
[jones] Owen Jones The Grammar of Ornament. Dover. 1856. ISBN 0486254631 {Excellent book with 100 colour plates, with many containing several tiling patterns.} Fuller version available on Internet.
[jones2] Owen Jones and Jules Goury Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra.... London. 1837. {2 v. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 60 cm.} *
[klarner] David A. Klarner Packing a Rectangle with Congruent N-ominoes. Journal of Combinatorial Theory 7, 107--115. 1969.
[knobloch] Edgar Knobloch Monuments of Central Asia... London, I.B. Tauris. 2001. ISBN 1860645909 *
[landau] Rom Landau and Wim Swaan Morocco: Marrakesh, Fez, Rabat. Elek Books Ltd. 1967. {London} *
[lee] A. J. Lee Islamic star patterns. Muqarnas vol. 4. pp182-197 Pressmark PP.8.M. 1987. {Important paper on star patterns} Available on Internet. *
[lings] Martin Lings Splendours of Qur‘an Calligraphy and Illumination. Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation. 2005. *
[lowry] Glenn D Lowry Humayun's Tomb; form, function, and meaning in early Mughal arch.... Muqarnas, Vol 4. 1987. {133 - 148} Available on Internet. *
[makov] E Makovicky F. Rull Perez, et al Decagonal patterns in the Islamic art.... Boletin de la Sociedad Espanola de Mineralogia. 1998. {Vol 21 pp107-127} *
[marshall] William Rex Marshall Packing Rectangles with Congruent Polyominoes. Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A 77, 181-192. 1997.
[martin] George E Martin Polyominoes. The Mathematical Association of America. 1991. ISBN 0883855011
[maussion] Jacques Ghislain de Maussion Damascus Baghdad : capitals and lands of the Caliphs. Beirut : Dar el-Mashreq. 1972. ISBN  *
[meinecke] Michael Meinecke Fayencedekorationen seldschukischer Sakralbauten in Kleinasien. Tübingen. 1976. {2 vols} *
[migeon] Gaston Migeon Manuel D'Art Musulman II; Les Artes Plastiques et Industriels. Alphonse Picard et Fils. 1907. {Paris}
[mols] Luitgard E.M. Mols Mamluk metalwork fittings.... Delft, Eburon. 2006. ISBN 9059721578 *
[muller] Edith Müller Gruppentheoretische ... der Maurischen Ornamente aus der Alhambra .... Rüschlikon. 1944. {Zürich} *
[murphy] J C Murphy The Arabian antiquities of Spain. V & A Pressmark GC 505.F.139. 1813. {Spent 7 years are Alhambra, but drawings are inaccuracte!} *
[myers] Joseph S. Myers Tiling with Regular Star Polygons. Eureka 56 (March 2004), 20-27. 2004. Available on Internet.
[neal] D S Neal Roman mosaics in Britain. Society for the Promotion of Roman studies. 1981. ISBN 0907764142 {Beautiful publication.}
[necipoglu] Gülru Necipoğlu The Topkapı scroll : geometry and ornament in Islamic architecture. The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities. 1995. ISBN 0892363355 {Beautiful publication.} *
[ogel] Ögel Semra Anadolu Selçuklulari'nin ta¸s tezyinati. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi. 1966. {192p}
[orazi] Roberto Orazi Grate lignee nell'architettura safavide. Roma : IsMEO. 1976. {pp245} *
[orton] A Orton and S M Flower Analysis of an ancient tessellation. Mathematical Gazette, Vol 73, pp297-301. 1989. {Considers individual pattern} Available on Internet.
[otto] Katharina Otto-Dorn Das islamische İznik. Berlin. 1941. *
[paccard] Paccard, André Traditional Islamic craft in Moroccan architecture. Saint-Jorioz, France. 1980. ISBN 2864860031 {2 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.} *
[pajares] Paloma Pajares-Ayuela Cosmatesque ornament: flat polychrome geometric patterns.... Thames and Hudson. 2002. ISBN 050051075X {London} *
[pavon] Basilio Pavón Maldonado El arte hispanomusulman en su decoración geométrica. Madrid : Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Instituto Hispano-Arabe de Cultura. 1975. ISBN 8460068811 {461p, 140 plates} *
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[pickett] Douglas Pickett Early Persian tilework. Madison, N.J.. 1997. ISBN 083863365X *
[pope] Arthur Upham Pope Persian Architecture. Thames and Hudson. 1965. {Good source book, but weak on geometric tiling patterns} *
[pope2] Arthur Upham Pope A survey of Persian art from prehistoric times to the present. OUP. 1938. {In six volumes} *
[pugatch] Г.А. Пугаченкова, Л.И. Ремпель История Искусств Узбекистана. Искусство Москва. 1965. {Book in Russian}
[racinet] Auguste Racinet Full-Color Picture Sourcebook of Historic Ornament. Dover. 1886. ISBN 0486260968
[ransome] Wilson Ransome Number-Cell Challenges. Traquin UK. 1999. ISBN 9781899618071
[ray] Anthony Ray Spanish pottery, 1248-1898. London : V&A Publications. 2000. ISBN 185177291X {418 pages, colour and black and white} *
[reid] Michael Reid Tiling rectangles and half strips with congruent polyominoes. Journal of Combinatorial Theory, 80, pp106-123. 1997.
[rempel] Lazar Izrailevich Rempel Arkhitekturnyi ornament Uzbekistana: .... Tashkent. 1961. {602p} *
[reuther] Oskar Reuther Das Wohnhaus in Bagdad.... Berlin, Wasmuth. 1910. ISBN  *
[rice] David Talbot Rice Islamic Art. Thames and Hudson. 1965. ISBN 0500201501 *
[rigby1] John Rigby and Brian Wichmann Some patterns using specific tiles. Visual Mathematics, Vol 8, No 2.. 2006. Available on Internet.
[rogers] Michael Rogers The spread of Islam. Elsevier-Phaidon. 1976. ISBN 0729000168 {Oxford} *
[sakkal] Mamoun Sakkal Square Kufic Calligraphy.... University of Washington. 2010. {Thesis} *
[scerrato] Umberto Scerrato Momuments of Civilization: Islam. Cassell, London. 1976. ISBN 0304296953 {First published in Italy in 1972} *
[schatt1] D Schattschneider M C Escher - Visions of Symmetry. W H Freeman and Company. 1990. ISBN 0716723522
[seherr] Sonia P, Seherr-Thoss Design and color in Islamic architecture; Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey. Smithsonian Institution. 1968. {312p} *
[shafai] Javad Shafai On decoration in Persian architecture and wood carving. Tehran. 1977. {In Persian} *
[siculo] anon Islamic culture in medieval Sicily. Vienna. 2004. ISBN 1874044406 {327 pages} *
[singer] Lynette Singer (Ed) The minbar of Saladin : reconstructing .... Thames & Hudson. 2008. ISBN 050023843X {many colour plates} *
[smith1] M. B. Smith Material for a corpus of early Iranian Islamic architecture... Ars Islamica. 1937. {IV, 7-41} *
[smith2] E W Smith, The Moghul Architecture of Fathpur-Sikri. Archaeological Survey of India. 1896. *
[sourdel] Janine Sourdel-Thomine Le Minarte Ghouride de Jam. Paris. 2004. ISBN 2877541509 {p174} *
[stevens] Peter S Stevens Handbook of regular patterns: an introduction to symmetry in two.... MIT Press. 1984. ISBN 0262690888 {Illustrations in black and white}
[stierlin] Henri Stierlin Islam: Early Architecture from Baghdad to Cordoba. Volume 1. Taschen. 1996. ISBN 3822885614 *
[stierlin2] Henri Stierlin Splendours of an Islamic world. Tauris Parke. 1997. ISBN 1860642195 {219 pages} *
[stock] Daniel Stock and Brian Wichmann Odd Spiral tilings. The Mathematics Magazine. Vol 73, No 5 pp339-346. 2000. {Spiral tilings with an odd number of arms} Copyright controlled copy on Internet.
[stronge] Susan Stronge Indian Architectural Designs. Harry N Abrams, Inc. 1989. ISBN 0810939053 {A collection of 30 screen designs from the Victoria and Albert Museum.} *
[sutton] Daud Sutton Islamic Design - a genius for geometry. Wooden books, London. 2007. ISBN 9781904263593 *
[useinov] Mikaėl Aleskerovich Useĭnov Pamiatniki azerbaǐdzhanskogo zodchestva. Pamiatniki zodchestva narodov CCPR, Moscow. 1951. {162p} *
[vami] V&A collections website Website: collections.vam.ac.uk. UK. 2015. {Website}
[viollet] H Viollet Description du palais de Al-Montasim.... Paris. 1909. *
[volwah] Andreas Volwahsen Islamisches Indien. Fribourg, Switzerland. 1991. {192p} *
[wade] David Wade Pattern in Islamic Art. Studio Vista. 1976. ISBN 0289707196 {Some beautiful coloured patterns, but source not given.} *
[wadei] David Wade Website: patterninislamicart.com. UK. 2015. {Website}
[wahhab] Hasan `Abd-al-Wahhab Tarikh al-masajid al-athariyah. Cairo, 2 vols in Arabic. 1946. {The History of ancient Egyptian mosques} *
[wich2] B A Wichmann The World of Patterns. World Scientific. 2001. ISBN 9810246196 {Only new patterns ascribed to this.}
[wich3] Brian Wichmann and John Rigby Yemeni Squares. Leonardo, MIT Press. 2009. {Vol 42, No 2, pp156-162} Copyright controlled copy on Internet. *
[wilber] Donald Newton Wilber The architecture of Islamic Iran; the Il Khānid period. Princeton University Press. 1955. {208p} *
[wild] William James Wild Sketchbooks and drawings. Print Room, V&A. 1830. {On web site} Available on Internet. *
[wilkinson] Charles Kyrle Wilkinson Nishapur: pottery of the early Islamic period. New York. 1973. ISBN 0870990764 {394p} *
[williams] Caroline Williams Islamic Monuments of Cairo. American University Press, Cairo. 2002. ISBN 9774246950 {Travel Guide} *
[wilson] Eva Wilson Islamic Designs. British Museum. 1988. ISBN 0714180661 {26 geometric designs with the source given in many cases.} *
[wurfel] Würfel, Kurt Isfahan, nisf-i-dschahan: das ist die Hälfte der Welt. Küsnacht-Zürich. 1974. *