Geometric Symmetry in Patterns and Tilings
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This book encompasses a wide range of mathematical concepts relating to regularly repeating surface decoration from basic principles of symmetry to more complex issues of graph theory, group theory and topology. It presents a comprehensive means of classifying and constructing patterns and tilings. The classification of designs is investigated and discussed forming a broad basis upon which designers may build their own ideas. A wide range of original illustrative material is included.In a complex area previously best understood by mathematicians and crystallographers, the author develops and applies mathematical thinking to the context of regularly repeating surface-pattern design in a manner accessible to artists and designers. Design construction is covered from first principles through to methods appropriate for adaptation to large-scale screen-printing production. The book extends mathematical thinking beyond symmetry group classification. New ideas are developed involving motif orientation and positioning, including reference to a crystal structure, leading on to the classification and construction of discrete patterns and isohedral tilings.Designed to broaden the scope of surface-pattern designers by increasing their knowledge in otherwise impenetrable theory of geometry this 'designer friendly' book serves as a manual for all types of surface design including textiles, wallpapers and wrapping paper. It is also of value to crystallographers, mathematicians and architects.
Textile designers, artists, designers, architects; Crystallographers; Mathematicians; Architects
Table of Contents
- Classification of designs by symmetry group; Classification of designs by symmetry group and design unit; Classification of discrete patterns; Classification of isohedral tilings.
- No. of pages: 256
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2000
- Published: October 23, 2000
- Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
- Hardcover ISBN: 9781855734920
- eBook ISBN: 9781855738959
About the Author
C E Horne
Clare Horne holds an honours degree in pure and applied mathematics and a post graduate diploma in textile design. Her PhD at the University of Leeds combined the two disciplines of mathematics and design.
Affiliations and Expertise
University of Leeds, UK
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