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Hello All! We’d like to welcome new WSN member and Bay Area resident, Carol Bier.
Carol was a speaker at the recent 9ISS in Hangzhou, China, and attended the Post Symposium program to Xinjiang, China.
She is a historian of Islamic Art, and studies patterns as intersections of art and mathematics. She has published widely on cultural aspects of geometry in Islamic art that
inform a beauty of form, pattern and structure.
Read more textile related papers by Carol, online at Selected Works, a great e-press site for scholars and authors.
TOMORROW Friday, 30 January, 1:30pm / Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
“Ex Oriente Lux: Luxury Textiles and Oriental Carpets”
The link below offers a study guide to download if you are interested but can’t attend the lecture.
Week of 5-12 February / Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A series of workshops and lectures on geometry and Islamic art, to take place in a city transformed in the late twentieth century – and since 2010 site of the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.
Monday, 6 April, 7:30pm / The Hillside Club, Berkeley California
“Encountering the Silk Road in Western China: Then and Now”
“A lecture and discussion, inspired by my recent travels in western China (eastern Turkestan), which I visited after attending a textile conference in Hangzhou with a delightful group of specialists gathered under the inspired leadership of Yoshiko Wada and her World Shibori Network.”
Saturday, 18 April, 11am/ 1pm (check to confirm) / Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
“Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art”
A component part of the inaugural National Math Festival (to be announced January 20th) and sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, this lecture will be given twice – check to confirm the exact times.