Further Reading

More Information About Tessellations

The following list presents an eclectic group of resources on various aspects of tessellations. These range from general background works to examples and installations of tilings.

Web sources lacking a publication date were last accessed in March, 2017. All links open in a separate window.

Ball, Philip. “Islamic Tiles Reveal Sophisticated Maths.” News@nature, February 19, 2007. doi: 10.1038/news070219-9

Bart, Anneke and Bryar Clair. “Math and the Art of M.C. Escher.” http://mathstat.slu.edu/escher/index.php/Math_and_the_Art_of_M._C._Escher

Beyer, Jinny. Designing Tessellations: The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns. Lincolnwood, Ill.; St. Albans: Quilt Digest ; Verulam, 1999. WorldCat permalink: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/473422657

Bohannon, John. “Quasi-Crystal Conundrum Opens a Tiling Can of Worms.” Science 315, no. 5815 (February 23, 2007): 1066–1066. doi: 10.1126/science.315.5815.1066

Frettlöh, Dirk and Edmund Harriss. “Tilings Encyclopedia.” Accessed March 18, 2017. http://tilings.math.uni-bielefeld.de/

Huffmann, Daniel. “Penrose Binning.” Somethingaboutmaps, April 30, 2015. https://somethingaboutmaps.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/penrose-binning/

Lu, Peter J., and Paul J. Steinhardt. “Decagonal and Quasi-Crystalline Tilings in Medieval Islamic Architecture.” Science 315, no. 5815 (February 23, 2007): 1106–10. doi: 10.1126/science.1135491

“M.C. Escher – Image Categories – Symmetry.” Official M.C. Esher website. http://www.mcescher.com/gallery/symmetry/

NRICH (University of Cambridge). “Transformations and their Properties: Tessellations.” http://nrich.maths.org/1556

Penrose, Roger. RI Channel: Forbidden Crystal Symmetry in Mathematics and Architecture. Royal Institution of Great Britain video, 2014. http://www.richannel.org/forbidden-crystal-symmetry-in-mathematics-and-architecture

Rehmeyer, Julie. “Ancient Islamic Penrose Tiles.” Science News, September 23, 2013. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-islamic-penrose-tiles-0

Weisstein, Eric W. “Tessellation.” http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Tessellation.html

Wikipedia contributors, “Euclidean tilings by convex regular polygons,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Euclidean_tilings_by_convex_regular_polygons&oldid=756054436

Wikipedia contributors, “Penrose tiling,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Penrose_tiling&oldid=767819627