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Tiling Plane and Fancy

Tiling Plane and Fancy

A site for tiling from the historical and mathematical viewpoint. Hundreds of tiling images grouped and classified by historical or geographic origin and symmetry type. Includes definitions, links and references.


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L Collins
L Collins (Student)
15 years ago
I found this site very interesting. I intended to spend a few minutes browsing
through the site, and instead, ended up staying for over an hour. I ultimately
visited every link on the site. The quality of the content is very high. I found
the tiling patterns to be very interesting and appreciated the historical
references. Also, I have never been exposed to the crystallographic notations
before and was very interested in understanding them further. (I will be
interested to learn more about the Alhambra in Grenada, and how the Moorish
tilings represent 13 of the the 17 planes.) I believe this site would be a
valuable tool for learning, in that it is historically representative,
mathematically accurate, and visually interesting. I found the site very easy to
navigate, but would appreciate a larger menu bar a the top.
Used in course? Yes