Profound Patterns

Profound Patterns
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, British artist Adam Williamson started offering his geometric drawing classes online, attracting more than 20,000 participants worldwide. Ultimately, the "unprecedented production of masterpieces" created during those sessions inspired this book. Williamson starts by explaining the project's provenance and the basic principles of intricate Islamic architectural design and decoration. From there, over 20 chapters, he explores the art of patterning found in Islamic culture. From Qur'an illumination to carved wood paneling and ceramic tiling. the book features striking color images of artwork attendees created in kitchens, studios and even bedrooms. In addition to Williamson's historical commentary on the patterns studied, personal reflections from workshop participants bear witness to the creative excitement, community spirit and therapeutic power of the experience. The resulting work showcases an inspiring byproduct from a time of deep global disquiet.
 
Profound Patterns
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