Books on Tilings and Symmetry
If you would like to learn more about tilings and tesselations, allow us to recommend some of our favorite sources of information. For books, visit the
Selected Reading on Tiling and Symmetry
in the Science U bookstore. There you will find a variety of books, including these titles:
Tilings and Patterns : An Introduction
, by Branko Grunbaum, G.C. Shephard, the definitive mathematics text on the subject, and source for many of the ideas in this article.
Design and Color in Islamic Architecture : Eight Centuries of the Tile-Maker's Art
, by Roland and Sabrina Michaud, a book of gorgeous photography.
Simple Kaleidoscopes : 24 Spectacular Scopes to Make
, by Gary Newlin. A wonderful project book for kids, or anyone who likes to learn by making things.
There are many excellent web sites devoted to tilings and tesselations. Here are a few of our favorites.
David E. Joyce
the wallpaper symmetries
Xah Lee's compilation of
Web Sites on Tilings
A compliation of Introductory References about
and Sources for Illustrations, by Doris Schattschneider.
Doris Schattschneider's compilation of
Computer Software for Tiling
The Geometry Center course materials
Kaleideo Tile: Reflecting on Symmetry
Article: Symmetry and Tilings
, by Charles Radin
Tiling Dynamical Systems
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