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Algorithms of Boundless Beauty

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Science  20 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5516, pp. 445-446
DOI: 10.1126/science.1054938

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Arabesques Decorative Art in Morocco. Jean-Marc Castéra. ACR [Art, Création, Réalisation], Paris, 1999. 480 pp. 680 FF, EUR 103.67. ISBN 2-86770-124-4.

This coffee-table book offers a stunningly presented sample of Islamic tiling and architecture from Morocco along with mathematical analyses of the artists' myriad approaches to the geometry.