Islamic Architecture Granada Alhambra Palace غرناطة قصر الحمراء

Islamic Architecture Extended from the 7th century to the 17th, during which the implementations for Islamic design and rammed-earth construction method were dominant.


The Islamic world has a rich heritage of incorporating geometry in the construction of intricate designs that appear on architecture, tile walkways as well as patterns on fabric. This highly stylized form of art has evolved over the centuries from simple designs to fairly complex geometry involving a high degree of mathematical symmetry.

The interplay between mathematics and art involved in constructing these patterns has a rich history of liaisons between mathematicians and artisans. These collaborations point out the similarities and differences in the ways in which these creative individuals approach their crafts. On the one hand, geometers use proof and rigor to verify that constructions are exact while artisans construct them.

The Alhambra Palace, in Granada, Spain contains many excellent examples of these Islamic constructions used to ornament this 15th Century Moorish architectural wonder.

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