Geometry and Decorative Art in Morocco

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

6:15 p.m.

Annex auditorium

22 Rue Mohamed Diouri, Ville Nouvelle

This lecture is open to the general public