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GEM 1518K Mathematics in Art and Architecture Understanding Escher
 

Summary: GEM 1518K Mathematics in Art and Architecture
Understanding Escher
A look into the mathematical principles behind his
tessellations
Members: Foo Huimin, Vivien
Xu Hanni, Lynn
Zhu Ming-Ren, Wilson
Note: The hard copy version contains drawings that could not be included here
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"For me it remains an open question whether [this
work] pertains to the realm of mathematics or to that
of art."
M.C. Escher
Introduction
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) was schooled in graphic arts and was a prolific
creator of enchanting landscapes, spatial illusions and impossible buildings in woodcut, print and
lithograph. He is perhaps best known for combining Mathematics with Art in his fascinating
tessellations and patterns.
Among his greatest admirers were mathematicians and crystallographers, who recognized
in his work an extraordinary visualization of mathematical principles. This was even more

  

Source: Aslaksen, Helmer - Department of Mathematics, National University of Singapore

 

Collections: Mathematics