The CD is about the kind of
mathematics that pleases the eye and stirs your imagination.
started as a collection of beautiful images of tilings from classic and
contempory designs. The Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher has a lot of admirers
from all around the world. Andrew Crompton from England collected a lot of
paintings that are made by people following the examples of M. C. Escher. As the
Internet allows people to connect to other people with same interest, I met Dr.
Robert Fathauer and Mr. Hop David from Arizona. Dr. Robert Fathauer"s
Encyclopedia of Fractal Tilings is included on the CD. Hop David made a lot of
webpage backgrounds and presented that on the Internet. These images are
included on this CD with Hop David"s permission.
The most important idea behind this CD is that we live with
mathematics even before the first human can write. That mathematics is natural
and it is fun. I collected images based on asthetic quality and mathematical
elegance. This CD should be a great help for students learning symmetry and
infinity. It is also a source book for artists and architects looking for ideas
I struggled for 2 years
to learn JAVA so that the image on the webpage can be interactive with the
viewer. JAVA has worked well for this kind of graphics. The images are clean and
the programs are small for the size of images displayed. All the source code are
listed for the JAVA graphics. The purpose is to help other people learning
computer graphics to get more results in a short time.
I am an engineer by training. During the 17 years I lived
in Tucson Arizona, I spend a lot of time and energy learning painting,
sculpture, clay, wood, stained glass and architecture design. As I collect
material for this CD, patterns and tilings are demonstrated by examples in floor
covering and quilt, textile design. The mathematics is nearly invisible for the
people who are not interested in geometry.
New for 2004: spherical
tessellations and tessellated polyhedron New for 2005: slide show for quilts,
ceramic floor tiles and architecture
There is only one Tessellations CD. Escher would be proud:
Bobbi H.:"Tessellations CD is a MUST 4 any quilter!!
AMAZING/IMPRESSIVE! RECOMMEND? YES!"
Dedree D. "Got the CD! What
Dani M. " A+++++++super cd----Thank-you so very much-----recommend
Terri T. "CD arrived quickly in great shape and is
packed with stuff. Thanks."
Nedra D. "Over the Top Program, fascinates
me! Thanks so very much...High RXs"
product, good transaction, GREAT SELLER! Thanks!"
Phyllis D. M.:"You
produced this yourself ! I am very impressed ! I should have had you
autograph it for me!"
J. Golcher:"I am absolutely delighted !"
Myers:"WOW! The CD is super! I love math, and the CD shows math's creative side.