Why didn't they teach me interesting stuff like this? Since I developed an interest in some of the patterns seen in Islamic art, I've been doing a lot of reading about it. I came across this little book and my copy arrived yesterday (from the wonderful Book Depository, of course).
There's whole lot I need to understand, including terms that I've never heard before (what's a dodecagon* when it's at home?). It is worth pursuing, though, because some of these shapes would be wonderful to interpret as pieced quilt designs.
The strength of this small book is that it shows the underlying structure of the designs. Most are drawn on a structure of overlapping circles, which is a new way of thinking of block construction for me. Lots to learn and lots of drawing and redrawing to be done. I love that there is always something interesting in this world to learn!
* A dodecagon is a polygon with 12 sides.