The tessellations shown are mostly of what I term as of final, 'finished' examples, designed, drawn and coloured (generally of watercolour) by hand, and not a computer. These are essentially the product of a systematic study, which frequently belies various complexities that of necessity require a thorough approach. Also included are some that are best described as 'studies', of which, for various reasons, I have simply not found the time to complete as finished examples. These are thus simply denoted as ‘study’. Generally, but not always, the 'finished' and 'study' tessellations are accompanied by some explanatory text, whereby the various ‘intricacies’ behind the tessellation are discussed. In addition, each drawings colouration is discussed. The tessellations are so placed into distinct groupings as according to their motif, i.e. of birds, fishes ... as appropriate, with any further subdivision, due to there being so many examples of a specific motif (primarily of the bird examples) are thus put into arbitrary subcategories for the sake of general order.
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All images and text copyright David Bailey 11 September 2009
1. Does anyone have access to the following journals, which are needed in conjunction with my studies:
Kristallografiya (in Russian) or Soviet Physics, Crystallography (English Translation)
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie
2. Christie's auction house recently held a sale of Escher papers concerning Gerd Arntz correspondence. Does anyone know who now holds this collection?
3. Is anyone planning on a visit to Stanford University? The is much in the Martin Gardner archive that I would like to see.
New (latest additions/revisions first. A complete list is on the 'update history' page):
18 August 2016. Cluster Puzzles - Yana Skaler added
5 August 2016. Escher Requests Charles Platt contact details sought
1 August 2016. Pavement Tessellations. Heidelberg
6 June 2016 Cairo Tiling - The designer and a patent has been found! An 'Engineer, Brigadier Ramzi Omar'. More details to follow
2 June 2016. Cluster Puzzles - Donald Grundy picture and text added
26 May 2016. Cluster Puzzles - Götz-Peter Reichelt pictures and text added
4 May 2016. Cluster Puzzles - Art Originals/Yameda puzzles added
4 April 2016. Cluster Puzzles - Jim Fambrough discussion and pictures added
8 April 2016. Cluster Puzzles - Rochester Folk Art Guild text added
31 March 2016. Cluster Puzzles - Rochester Art Guild pictures added