Squaring Circles
by G.A. Sarcone & M.J. Waeber


Our investigations of circular tessellations bring us naturally to the square. After the curved "triangles", we can try out the curved "squares" (and even the curved "hexagons") to tessellate a surface. By using the examples below try to discover more complicated tessellating patterns. Circular tessellations were very appreciated by islamic artists for the decoration of palaces and mosques.

Scale-shaped islamic motif made from circular patterns

 
 
 


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