12 Twelves - A Visual Expedition into Geometric Pattern
From the back cover:
Geometry, the study of number in space, has inspired pattern designers for millenia.
This book is a visual journey through a sequence of Islamic geometric patterns. Informative diagrams demonstrate how the patterns can be constructed with the simple tools of compass and ruler. Stars and rosettes with twelve points or petals lie at the focal points of the patterns. They interact with their neighbours in versatile ways revealing a wide range of pattern possibilities.
Drawing the designs in this book encourages contemplation of the visual qualities of number and provides an insight into how the patterns may have been originally discovered by the masters of the art.