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View Resource Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets

A joint project of The Textile Museum, Washington, and The Math Forum (formerly of Swarthmore College), this site examines the ideas of pattern and symmetry in Oriental carpets. Users can also learn about the production of Oriental carpets and view a gallery of 28 carpets with descriptions. Additional features at the site include a glossary, bibliography, and a collection of related links.
View Resource World of Escher

Visit the World of Escher, a fascinating educationally based site that explores the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher's unique and often impossible work. From an early age, Escher was fascinated by repetition and infinite patterns. He explored with great enthusiasm the regular division of the plane in his tessellation or symmetry drawings linking math and art. Impossible buildings, spatial...