published by Japan Publications
by Diana Vandervoort
This temari is made in the
There are 12 pentagon shapes on
this sphere, which is a perfect shape for a calender if each
pentagon contains a month of the calender year.
George Hart has a discussion of the
polyhedra shapes and another page for
polyhedral sculptures .
Dr. Steffen Weber's webpage contains
crystallographic polyhedra animated by JAVA.
Pam Stettnisch, Arkansas
Temari from Fukuoka, JAPAN
George Hart send me this image. I see
a similar construction in the book "Thai Forms" and it is described as
"ball of plaited bamboo". The
Bucky ball is an interesting structure of carbon (C60) found in nature. Alan Holden has a good book on this subject:"Shapes, space and symmetry". The book is published by Dover in 1991.
Here is another book that describe patterns that can be used on a temari ball: "Spherical Models" by Magnus J. Wenninger, Dover Publications, Inc. 1999, 163 pages.
Please give me
feedback or send me an
email if you have an idea or something to say.