Product link: Arabic Geometrical Pattern and Design (Dover Pictorial Archive) eBook: J. Bourgoin: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store
Summary: Buy the paper edition; this book is illegible on Kindle.
The original book features very finely engraved line drawings, with construction lines showing how the patterns are built up. The Kindle edition has only low-resolution scans, so the lines break down into noise and are very hard to follow. You can’t zoom in, either. The figure numbering is entirely absent from the Kindle edition, so you can’t use this book for reference. Some of the page scans are squint and partially cut off, too.
Very disappointed in this purchase. You’re better off with the paper than trying to squint at these smudgy pixels.
(unedited text as simultaneously posted to Amazon)
Should have looked on Google Books. This scan from Princeton Library is public domain, and includes the colour plates!
Les Ã©lÃ©ments de l’art arabe: Le trait des entrelacs
Or better yet (for my purposes, at least): Les Ã‰lÃ©ments de l’Art Arabe â€” Jules Bourgoin : Jules Bourgoin : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive