The software package PUERTRA implements a theoretical study of formal properties of Islamic Geometrical Art, found extensively in wood work (artesonado ceilings, mosque minbars, doors and windows, inlay furniture), ceramic tiles (court yards, cupola roofs), wrought iron, stucco reliefs, tapestry, and many other cases, in the Islamic World, past and present, specially in
Al-Andalus and later in Spanish Mudejar art. This theory is applied to the design and drawing of these intricate and beautiful forms, allowing the user to choose and try out colour schemes, polygonal order, interlaced frames, relative sizes, position, etc. Every formal aspect of the design is controlled, and can be recovered as a tool for use in manual or automatic manufacture and design, in Fine Arts, Archiitecture and Archaeology studies, and Form research.
Table of Contents
- FORMAL RULES
- ELEMENTARY FIGURES
- LATTICE ORDERS AND DISTANCES
- PERIODIC AND APERIODIC LATTICES
- SYMMETRIC ROTATION
- DISPLACEMENT PLANE COVERING
- MODELLING a LATTICE
- MUSICAL RELATIONSHIP
- EXAMPLE DESIGN
- FURTHER EXAMPLES
Fco. Javier Sánchez González. Laboratorio de Tratamiento de Palabra y Música.
Instituto de Electrónica de Comunicaciones. C.S.I.C. Serrano,144. 28006-Madrid. Spain.
Tel.561.88.06 Ext.446/439. Fax: (91)411 7651/ 563 1371.
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