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):
21 April. Cluster Puzzles - Arnold G. Dana text and picture added
11 April. Cluster Puzzles - Elspeth Eagle-Clarke text updated and essentially entirely re-written
29 March. Cluster Puzzles - An en masse patent listing added
21 March. Tessellation Artists. A new page, of a simple listing of the world's tessellation artists
20 March. Cairo Tiling - The first picture of the designer, Ramzy Omar!
7 March. Cluster Puzzle - Simplex entry updated, with George Escher commentary, and minor clarifications overall
28 February. M. C. Escher - Newspapers. A major new page, with a compilation of Escher references in newspapers
21 February. Cluster Puzzles - Philip Gell text and pictures added
14 February. Where is... - Philip Gell added
2 February. Cluster Puzzles - Estrela text and pictures added
24 January. Cluster Puzzles - Aymara Indians, text only added
19 January. Pavement Tessellation, Azerbaijan, by Huseyneli Huseyneliev
16 January. Where Is... - 'Croton' (Cairo tiling) added
12 January. Cluster Puzzles - Craig Veser pictures and text added
11 January. Cluster Puzzles - Art For Kids text added
10 January. Cluster Puzzles - Geni Funware puzzle added
9 January. Cluster Puzzles - Hayley Ho and Thomas Guest text and pictures added
6 January. My Library - Annual update
2 January. Cluster Puzzles - Rob Reger, 'Emily the Strange' text and pictures added
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