Discovering Geometry Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry. - Alksandr Pushkin
World Culture Geometric Design Islamic Native American Senegalese Turkish 16th Century Egyptian 15th Century Roman 12th Century
THE ARTS Architecture Cultures - Islamic Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright In the forests of the night What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? -William Blake Poetry Visual Arts Tiger! Tiger! burning brigh / In the forests of the night, / What immortal hand or eye / Could frame thy fearful symmetry?” William Blake quotet Escher Fashion Design Durer Commercial Art - Corporate Logos Jhane Barnes
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The beautiful has its place in mathematics for here are the triumphs of the creative imagination. - W. K. White
Escher makes us question reality. How can a mirror tilted upward reflect a street seen through a window on the opposite wall? E
Geometric Art • The pure mathematical visual delight of lines, curves and surfaces.
The things I want to express are so beautiful and pure. M.C. Escher 1898-1972
Though this print appears to be quite realistic, it represents an impossible structure. While this imaginary construction exists on paper,the lithograph Waterfall reminds us that nothing is really as it seems.
Escher’s brain-teasing prints use interlocking shapes, transforming creatures, and impossible architectures to challenge the viewer's perceptions of reality. Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling? - M. C. Escher
Mighty is geometry; joined with art, resistless.
Chapter O Objectives • Discover geometry in nature, art and world cultures • Discover the characteristics of reflectional and rotational symmetry • Develop observational and visual thinking skills • Create a variety of designs with compass and straightedge • Encounter tesselations