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Geometric Symmetry in Patterns and Tilings…

Geometric Symmetry in Patterns and Tilings

by Clare E. Horne

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0849310482, Hardcover)

This book explores a wide range of mathematical concepts relating to regularly repeating surface decoration and provides a comprehensive means of classifying patterns and tilings. It covers issues from basic concepts of symmetry to more complex issues such as graph theory, group theory, and topology. The author elaborately illustrates the concepts, thereby rendering this complex area-previously best understood by mathematicians and crystallographers-accessible to artists and designers. Although it focuses principally on the characteristics of surface-pattern designs, the material addresses all types of surface designs, including textiles, wallpapers, and building and wrapping materials. This book is an extremely valuable guide for textile designers, artists, designers, architects, and anyone interested in the geometric aspects and applications of surface designs, patterns, and tilings.

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"This book first explores the elementary concepts involved in different design structures and then goes on to derive a framework for the construction of regularly repeating designs. Focusing mainly on the characteristics of surface-pattern design, the book includes a wide range of original illustrative material and presents a comprehensive means of classifying patterns and tilings. Differences between the symmetrical characteristics of individual elements within a design and also within the overall pattern structure are explained, and the symmetry group classification system for textile design is set out. The book will be an essential text for textile designers, artists, architects and other designers, and anyone interested in the geometric aspects and applications of surface design, patterns and tilings."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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