ALIF lecture series
Geometry and Decorative Art in Morocco
A lecture by Richard Allen
St. Olaf College
Two-dimensional Islamic art is decorative and based on plane geometry. This presentation will start with images from the three forms – geometric forms, floral arabesque, calligraphy – and then focus on how the geometric forms can be organized into three underlying categories based respectively on octagons, hexagons, and pentagons.
Thursday, January 22nd
22 Rue Mohamed Diouri, Ville Nouvelle
This lecture is open to the general public