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Designing Tessellations : The Secrets of…

Designing Tessellations : The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns (1999)

by Jinny Beyer

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Fantastic book for artists wishing to understand and create repeat patterns or tilings. Explains symmetry groups and systems of notation as well. Also beautiful full color images of many quilts. Too bad it's out of print, but available used. ( )
  MOYGCU | Aug 6, 2012 |
  gostrand | Mar 27, 2011 |
This is a book i got from the library, read and added to my wish list to look for in used book stores, it is that good. I am not even a quilter. ( )
  Janientrelac | Aug 20, 2010 |
Maybe you've spent time pouring over pictures of the Alhambra or have laboured trying to design your own patterns for fabric or wallpaper, you may love Escher. Jinny Beyer does a great job of explaining how tessellations work. This book is about patterns. The book is not about mathematics exactly, it more steps around the mathematics part and shows you how to make reflections and offsets. The author's background is that she makes quilts and writes books and teaches people about quilting. ( )
  SelenaSelena | Oct 2, 2009 |
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To the memory of M. C. Escher. His genius for creating intricate interlocking patterns has delighted artists and artisans for decades. His work inspired me on the quest for discovery and experimentation that resulted in Designing Tessellations.
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Geometric design had been an integral part of my life for the last 25 years.
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Designing Tessellations opens the door for quilters to thousands of new and exciting patterns by showing them how to create tessellations--designs made up of the repeated use of seemingly complex but deceptively simple shapes that interlock perfectly to flow across a quilt. Inspired by artist M. C. Escher, Jinny Beyer introduces quilters to the fascinating world of symmetry and then clearly shows how to experiment with shapes and images to create sensational, tessellating designs. Quilters will not only learn how to produce interlocking geometric patterns, but also will learn how easy it is to create true-to-life images of birds, fish, butterflies, and more in the style of Escher. Features include: - More than 125 color photographs and 2,000 step-by-step color drawings - Dozens of quilts featuring tessellated designs

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Jinny Beyer deftly interweaves inspiration and technique to create a guide to tessellations, amazing motifs, that interlock perfectly to flow across a surface. Learn the mystery of how complex designs are achieved and how thousands of patterns are possible by manipulating the simplest of shapes.… (more)

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