This intriguing volume offers a fascinating collection of 46 striking lattice designs drawn by a computer and based on mathematical analysis of age-old geometrical compositions. The designs are a byproduct of computer scientist Ian O. Angell's research of beautiful ancient patterns and development of a computer program to generate new decorative motifs.
Using random, nonsymmetric sets of lines and arcs, the computer produced dynamic symmetric lattices called "serendipity patterns." The bold geometrics fall into 17 categories, each type corresponding to one of 17 two-dimensional space groups.
Use these crisp black-and-white illustrations alone or in any combination to create your own eye-catching compositions or color them in vivid hues to achieve dazzling new effects. Artists, designers, and craft enthusiasts will find Geometric Allover Patterns a practical, inexpensive source of royalty-free ideas for a host of arts and crafts projects.
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I spent many hours coloring these beautiful designs. When ever I needed to slow down my smoking or was just to uptight, they worked wonders. I do not like childrens coloring books, but these I would copy and color the same designs many different ways, what a joy. Thank you for the many enjoyable hours. Christine Sanders