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Drawing Geometry

A Primer of Basic Forms for Artists, Designers, and Architects

October 2007
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    26th October 2007
  • ISBN 9780863156083
  • Language English
  • Pages 96 pp.

Geometry is both elegantly simple and infinitely profound. People in many professions find that they need to be able to draw geometric shapes accurately, regardless of artistic ability. In Drawing Geomentry, Jon Allen shows readers how to draw two-dimensional geometric shapes in simple step-by-step instructions and provides step-by-step instructions for constructing two-dimensional geometric shapes, which can be readily followed by a beginner. The book also serves as an invaluable source book for students and professionals.

Contains 26 color and 118 line illustrations.

Jon Allen

Jon Allen has been a practicing architect for twenty-five years. He has worked closely with Keith Critchlow, a world authority on geometry, and has developed a particular interest in the application of geometry in architectural design. He lives in London.

Keith Critchlow

Prof. Keith Critchlow (1933–2020) was a well-known lecturer and author and a founding member of Research Into Lost Knowledge Organization (RILKO), a founding member and Director of Studies of Kairos, and a founding member and President of the Temenos Academy. He was Professor Emeritus and founder of the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme at the Royal College of Art, now the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts. Trained as a painter, Critchlow discovered geometry intuitively. A period of intensive geometric practice (and work with Buckminster Fuller) led him to the recognition that the universal principles of geometry are revealed and confirmed both by the area of design where art and mathematics meet and in the study of nature and ancient and medieval sacred cosmological stone, temple, cathedral, and mosque architectures. Keith Critchlow had been a senior lecturer at the Architectural Association in London, and taught Islamic Art at the Royal College of Art. He also participated as geometer in various sacred architectural projects. His books include Islamic Patterns: An Analytical and Cosmological Approach (1999); Time Stands Still: New Light on Megalithic Science (2007); and The Hidden Geometry of Flowers: Living Rhythms, Form, and Number (2011).