Saturday, January 21, 2012

Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism

Derek Kaplan
December 2, 2011
'... the first question is not: are we today capable of producing patterns of this sophistication? With our tools, we had better be, this and beyond. The more important question is: are we today capable of a process of aesthetic design refinement carried this far -- in which the specificity of intent drives the tools, as opposed to the tools filling an absence of specific intent? '

Breakdown of sub-pattern module distortions
(drawing by Derek Kaplan from article)



Photo by Derek Kaplan from article


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