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October 13, 2010 / rodrigoloaiza

Designs for Mosaic and Tesselated Pavements

Owen Jones (1809-74)

Designs for mosaics and tessellated pavements 1842

In his studies of the decoration at the Alhambra, Jones explained how Islamic tile designs were all derived from a simple geometric grid. These drawings show how Jones has taken these underlying principles of Islamic tile design and applied them to a contemporary context.

via Designs for Mosaic and Tesselated Pavements.

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