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Tessellations: Mathematics, Art and Recreation aims to present a comprehensive introduction to tessellations (tiling) at a level accessible to non-specialists.
Additionally, it covers techniques, tips, and templates to facilitate the creation of mathematical art based on tessellations.
Inclusion of special topics like spiral tilings and tessellation metamorphoses allows the reader to explore beautiful and entertaining math and art. The book has a particular focus on 'Escheresque' designs, in which the individual tiles are recognizable real-world motifs.
These are extremely popular with students and math hobbyists but are typically very challenging to execute.
Techniques demonstrated in the book are aimed at making these designs more achievable.
Going beyond planar designs, the book contains numerous nets of polyhedra and templates for applying Escheresque designs to them.
Activities and worksheets are spread throughout the book, and examples of real-world tessellations are also provided. Key featuresIntroduces the mathematics of tessellations, including symmetryCovers polygonal, aperiodic, and non-Euclidean tilingsContains tutorial content on designing and drawing Escheresque tessellationsHighlights numerous examples of tessellations in the real worldActivities for individuals or classesFilled with templates to aid in creating Escheresque tessellationsTreats special topics like tiling rosettes, fractal tessellations, and decoration of tiles
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