The Search for Quasi-Periodicity in Islamic 5-fold Ornament

Cromwell, Peter R.
January 2009
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2009, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
The article discusses the tiling-based method for constructing Islamic geometric designs. According to the author, the basic technique can be varied and elaborated in many ways leading to a wide variety of complex and intricate designs. It examines some traditional designs that depicts features comparable with quasi-periodic tilings, as well as assess the evidence for the presence of quasi-periodicity in Islamic art.


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