Request for Escher and Tessellation Articles

Can anyone help out with providing me with the following  people and Escher or tessellation material, either as originals, PDF or photocopies? As such, I have most of the popular Escher and tessellation books and I am looking to add to my library the somewhat more obscure articles and publications that are not so readily accessible to me. The following is an amended list taken from the bibliography of Visions of Symmetry by Doris Schattschneider and The World of M. C. Escher by J. L. Locher, and various Escher and tessellation articles not mentioned by Schattschneider and Locher (some subsequent to their respective publications.



Ebbinge Wubben, J. C. "M. C. Escher: 'Noodlot'." Openbaar Kunstbezit 1 (1957): 6a-6b.

Escher, George A. Reminiscences of my father and his work, in a letter to C. V. S. Roosevelt, June 8,1974.

"Everyman's Artist (The Work of M. C. Escher)."Brewer's Guild Journal 46, no. 548 (June 1960): 333-344.

Flocon, Albert. "A la frontiere de l'art graphique et des mathematiques: Maurits-Cornelis Escher."Jardin des Arts 131 (1965): 9-17.

Graham, John L. "Frame of Reference in the Graphic Work of M. C. Escher." Master's thesis, Calfornia State College, Sonoma, 1977.

's-Gravesande, G. H. "M. C. Escher en zijn experimenten: een uitzonderlijk graphicus." De vrije bladen 17, no. 5 (May 1940): 3-32.

—."De graphicus M. C. Escher." Halcyon 1, no.1-4 (1940).

—."De graphicus M. C. Escher." Boekcier 1, no.4 (August 1946): 25-27.

—."M. C. Escher en de zwarte kunst." Maandblad voor beetdende kunsten 20, no. 1 (1948): 18-21.

Gruyter, W. Jos. de. "M. C. Escher." Nieuwe Courant (now Het Vaderland) (June 5,1946): 2.

Ham, Willem van der. "De verloren Eschers."De Tijd (23 September, 1988): 54-59.

Hofmeijer, D. H. "The Wonderous World of M. C. Escher." Circuit (The Hague) (26 June 1969): 1-7.

Kist, J. R. "Spel van vormen en denkbeelden." Toeristenkampioen 11 (1 June 1969):

—. Recollections of M. C. Escher (Mauk) by Mr. B. Kist (Bas), from the preserved letters and materials of B. Kist. In the Roosevelt collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C., 1973.

Krol, Gerrit. "De werelden van M. C. Escher." Hollands maandblad (The Hague) 13, no. 290 (January 1972): 8-12.


"World Without End: The Work of M. C. Escher." Translated by Michael Hoyle, in Delta: A Review of Arts, Life and Thought in the Netherlands 15, no. 2 (Summer 1972).

Loveland, Ronald J. "Graphic Imagery of M. C. Escher." Master's thesis, University of Wyoming, 1967.

Pott, P. H. "Het 'Verbum' van M. C. Escher." Thoth, tijdschrift voor vrijmctselaren 2 (1955): 135-146.

Schrijver, E. "Over het werk van M. C. Escher." De Delver (March 1940): 22-23.


Abercrombie, M. L. J. "Foulkes and Escher: Visual Analogues of Some Aspects of Group Analysis." Group Analysis. International Panel and Correspondence 2, no. 3 (January 1970).

Bandt, C. "Self-Similar Sets 5. Integer Matrices and Fractal Tilings of R n ." Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, 112 (1991): 549-562.

Bigalke, Hans-Gunther, and Heinrich Wippermann. Regulare Parkettierungen. Mit Anwendungen in Kristallographic, Industrie, Baugeiverbe, Design und Kunst. Mannheim: BI Wissenschaftsverlag, 1994.

Boer, J. H. de. "Opening Address." In Reactivity of Solids, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids, ed. J. H. de Boer, 1-6. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1961.

Boggild, J. K. "Breeding tessellations." Mathematics Teaching 90 (1980): 31-36.

Bogtman, W. Het ontwerpen van ornamenten op systeem en naar natuuruormen. Haarlem: 1905.

Bolton, Dr. J. Het Nederlandse bankbiljet en zijn vormgeving. Amsterdam: De Nederlandsche Bank, 1987.

Bongartz, K., W. Borho, D. Mertens, and A. Steins. Farbige Parkette. Mathematische Theorie und Ausfiihrung mit dem Computer. Basel: Birkhauser, 1988.

Brinkman, A. A. A. M. "De symmetrie in het werk van M. C. Escher." Chemie & Techniek Revue 21 (1966): 271-273.

Bushell, Raymond. "Masatoshi: The Last of the Netsuke Artists." Arts of Asia (Hong Kong) (July/August 1973).

Calvin, Melvin. Chemical Evolution. Eugene, Ore.: Oregon State System of Higher Education, 1961.

Coxeter, H. S. M. "Crystal Symmetry and Its Generalizations," (Presidential Address) in "A Symposium on Symmetry." The Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada 51, ser. 3, sec. 3 (June 1957): 1-13.

Huson, Daniel H. "The generation and classification of Ar-isohedral tilings of the Euclidean plane, the sphere, and the hyperbolic plane." Geometrica Dedicata, 47 (1993) 269-296.

Dolbilin, Nikolai, and Doris Schattschneider. "The Local Theorem For Tilings." In Quasicrystals and Discrete Geometry, ed. J. Patera. Fields Institute Monographs, v. 10,193-199. Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society, 1998.

Hargittai, Istvan, ed. The Visual Mind: Art and Mathematics. A Leonardo Book. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1993.

—, "Animando Escher." In Matematica e cultura, M. Emmer, ed., Milano: Springer Italia, 2004.

Emmer, M. and M. Manaresi, eds. Mathematics, Art, Technology and Cinema. Berlin: Springer, 2003.

Engel, Peter. Geometric Crystallography. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Reidel, 1986.

Ernst, Bruno. Pythagoras Festival. Groningen, The Netherlands: Wolters-Nordhoff, 1970.

Fathauer, Robert. "Fractal Tilings Based on Kite-and Dart-Shaped Prototiles." Computers and Graphics, 25 (2001): 323-331.

Fedorov, E. S. "Symmetry in the plane" (in Russian). Zapiski Rus. Mineralog. Obscestva ser. 2, 28 (1891): 345-390 + 2 plates.

Friedman, Mildred, ed. De Stijl: 1917-1931, Visions of Utopia. Catalog of an exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center. New York: Abbeville, 1982.

Galyarskii, E. I., and A. M. Zamorzaev. "Similarity Symmetry and Antisymmetry Groups" (in Russian). Kristallografiya 8 (1963): 691-698. English translation: Soviet Physics — Crystallography 8 (1964): 553-558.

Gans, Dr. L. Niewve Kunst: De Nederlandse bijdrage tot de Art Nouveau. (New Art: The Netherlands' contribution to Art Nouveau.) Utrecht: Oosthoek, 1966.

Gardner, Martin. "Concerning the Diversions in a New Book on Geometry." Scientific American 204 (April 1961): 164-175.

Gethner, Ellen. "Computational Aspects of Escher Tilings." PhD thesis in computer science, supervised by David G. Kirkpatrick and Nicholas Pippenger. University of British Columbia, May 2002.

Gomez, Rafael Perez, and Manuel Vela Torres, eds. La Alhambra (Epsilon). Granada: Asociacion de Profesores de Matematicas de Andalucia, 1987.

Grafisch ABC. The Netherlands: De Grafische, 1953.

Gregory, Richard L. The Intelligent Eye. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970.

Gregory, Richard L., and E. H. Gombrich. Illusion in Nature and Art. New York: Scribners, 1973.

Grünbaum, Branko. "Periodic Ornamentation of the Fabric Plane: Lessons from Peruvian Fabrics." Symmetry 1, no. 1 (1990): 45-68.

—. "Levels of Orderliness: Global and Local Symmetry." In Symmetry 2000, ed. I. Hargittai and T.C. Laurent, 51-61. London: Portland Press, 2002.

Grünbaum, Branko, and Geoffrey C. Shephard. "Spherical Tilings with Transitivity Properties." In The Geometric Vein. The Coxeter Festschrift, ed. C. Davis, B. Grünbaum, and F. A. Sherk, pp. 65-94. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1982.

Guilbert, Jean-Claude, ed. Het fantastisch realisme. The Hague: Forum-Boekerij, 1973.

Heesch, Heinrich. Regulares Parkettierungsproblem. Cologne and Opladen: Westdeucher Verlag, 1968.

Klamkin, M. S., and A. Liu. "Simultaneous Generalizations of the Theorems of Ceva and Menelaus." Mathematics Magazine 65 (1992) 48-52.

Koptsik, V. A. "A General Sketch of the Development of the Theory of Symmetry and Its Applications in Physical Crystallography over the Last 50 Years" (In Russian).Kristallografiya 12 (1967): 755-774. English translation Soviet Physics — Crystallography 12 (1968): 667-683.

Liu, Y, R. T. Collins, and Y. Tsin "A Computational Model for Periodic Pattern Perception Based on Frieze and Wallpaper Groups." IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 26, no.3 (2004): 354-371.

Mabry, Rick, Stan Wagon, and Doris Schattschneider. "Automating Escher's Combinatorial Patterns." Mathematica in Education and Research 5, no. 4 (1996-97): 38-52.

Moser, Koloman. Die Quelle. Vienna and Leipzig: M. Gerlach, 1901-1902.

Miiller, Edith A. Gruppentheoretische und Stmkturanalytische Untersuchungen der Maurischen Ornaments, aus der Alhambra in Granada. Inaugural-dissertation, University of Zurich. Ruschlikon, Switzerland: Baublatt, 1944. Nebehay, Christian M. Ver Sacrum, 1898-1903. New York: Rizzoli, 1977.

Norman, J. and S. Stahl. The Mathematics of Islamic Art - A Packet for Teachers of Mathematics, Social Studies, and Art. New York:Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979.

Penrose, Roger. Gamebirds and Perplexing Poultry. (Puzzles.) Brighouse, United Kingdom: Pentaplex, 1995. Extended review of these puzzles by Doris Schattschneider in SIAM News 28, no. 6 (July 1995): 8, 14.

Polya, George. Unpublished papers (includes notes and sketches). Stanford University Archives.

Reuter, Pam G. De tekens van de dierenriem. (The Signs of the Zodiac). Limited edition of 500 copies. The Netherlands: De Grafische, 1963.

Ros, J. D. Het ontwerpen van Vlakornament. Rotterdam: 1905. 

Schattschneider, Doris, and Nikolai Dolbilin. "One Corona is Enough for the Euclidean Plane." In Quasicrystals and Discrete Geometry, ed. J. Patera. Fields Institute Monographs, v. 10, 207-246. Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society, 1998.

Schouten, J. F. "Waan, waarneming en werkelijkheid." Akademiedagen 15 (1963): 13-17.

Schwartzenberger, R. L. E. "Colour Symmetry." Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 16 (1984): 209-240.

Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P. and Hans C. Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1968.

Seltz, Peter, and Mildred Constantine, eds. Art Nouveau: Art and Design at the Turn of the Century. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1975.

Shubnikov, A. V. "Symmetry of Similarity" (in Russian). Kristallografiya 5 (1960): 489-96. English translation— Soviet Physics Crystallography 5 (1961): 469-476.

Singh, Gary. "If Escher Had a Computer." IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications 22, no. 3 (May 2002): 4-5.

Speiser, Andreas. Die Theorie der Gruppen von Endlicher Ordnung. Berlin: Springer, 1927.

Talbot, Jonathan. "Seals Two" (lithograph). New Jersey Music and Arts (October 1973).

Terpstra, P. Introduction to the Space Groups. Groningen: J. B. Wolters, 1955.

Varnedoe, Kirk. Vienna 1900: Art, Architecture and Design. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1986.

Wagenaar, J. W. "The Importance of the Relationship 'Figure and Ground' in Fast Traffic." Ophthalmologica 124, no. 5 (November 1952): 310-315.

Wieting, Thomas W. The Mathematical Theory of Chromatic Plane Ornaments. New York: Marcel Dekker, 1982.

Yang, Chen Ning, Elementary Particles. A Short History of Some Discoveries in Atomic Physics. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1962.

—. "Symmetry Principles in Physics." The Physics Teacher 5, no. 7 (October 1967): 311-315.

J. L. Locher: The World of M. C. Escher


              WRITINGS of M. C. ESCHER

'Hoe ik er toe kwam, als graficus, ontwerpen voor wandversiering te maken.' De delver, Vol, 14, no. 6 (1941), p. 81.

'Nederlandse grafici vertcllen van hun werk II.' Phoenix, Vol 2, no. 4 (1947), p. 90.

'Oneindigheidsbenaderingen.' De wereld van bet zwart en uit, edited byj. Hulsker, Amsterdam (1959), p. 41.

'Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita.' Catalogus tentoonstelling SJ. de Mesquita en Mendes da Costa, Stedelijk MuseumAmsterdam, 1946.

Timbre-poste pour 1'avion.' Les Timbres-poste des Pays-Bos de 1929 a 1939, The Hague (1939), p. 59.




Abram, I. Leerboek der stereometric. Groningen, I960.

Adler, I. Inside the Nucleus. New York, 1963.

Angrist, S. W. 'Perpetual Motion Machines.' Scientific American, Vol. 218, no. 1 (1968), p. 115.

Barre, A., and Flocon, A. La Perspective curviligne. Paris, 1968.

Boer, J. H. de. Reactivity of Solids. Amsterdam, I960.

Bos, W. J,, and Lepoeter, P. E. Wegtt'ijzer in de meetkunde I. Amsterdam, 1954.

Brinkman, A. A. A. M. 'De symmetric in het werk van M. C. Escher.' Chemie & Tecbniek Revue, Vol, 21, no. 8 (1966).

Calvin, M. Chemical Evolution (Condon Lectures). Eugene, Ore., 1961.

Cameron, A. G. W. (ed.). Interstellar Communication. New York, 1963.

Coda, A. (ed.). La materiel e le sue trasjormazioni. Milan, 1967.

Craig, E. J. 'Phenomenal Geometry.' British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 20 (1969), p. 121.

Dodder, C., and Dodder, B. Decision Making. Boston, 1968.

Dolciani, M. P. (ed.). Modern School MathematicsAlgebra and Trigonometry 2. Boston, 1968.

Ernst, B. Werkboek der algebra 4. Amsterdam.

Flocon, A. 'Art et savoir.' Democratic nouveue. Paris (1967).

Froman, R. Science, Art and Visual Illusions.
New York, 1970.

Fuchs, W. R. Exacte Geheimnisse, Knaurs Buch der modemen Mathematik. Munich and Zurich, 1966.

           Mathematics for the modern Mind. New York, 1967.

Gregory, R. L. The Intelligent Eye. New York, 1970.

Hawkins, D. The Language of Nature. San Francisco and London, 1964.

Jurgensen, R. C- (ed.). Modern School MathematicsGeometry. Boston, 1969.

Kettelkamp, L. Puzzle Patterns. New York, 1963.

Knorre, E., and Konovaiov, B. Question Marks in Physics.' Nauka 17-bizn, Moscow, no. 11 (1964).

Krech, D. (ed.). Elements of Psychology. New York, 1969.

Lipson, H. 'Diffraction.' Memoirs & Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Sociery, Vol. 104, no. 1 (1962).

Mass, J. B. Slide Group for General Psychology. New York, 1968.

May, K. O. 'Mathematics and Art.' The Mathematics Teacher, Vol. 60, no. 6 (1967), p. 568.

McGeary, B. My World of Art. Boston, 1964.

Nicol, H. 'Everyman's Artist. Brewer's Guild Journal, Vol. 46, no. 548 (1960), p. 333-

Parry, R. W. (ed.). Chemistry : Experimental Foundations. Fnglewood Cliffs, N. J., 1970.

Read, A. J. Physics -. A Descriptive Analysis. Reading, Mass., 1970.

Robertson, W. D. 'Needed ; Architects of Matter.' Materials—Research and Standards, Vol. 3, no. 10 (1963). p- 832. 

Ruch, F. L. Psychology and Life. Glenview, III., 1967. 

Ruth, W. van. Stereometrie. Utrecht, 1965.

Schouten, J. F, "Waan, waameming en werkelijkheid.' Akademiedagen, Amsterdam, Vol. 15 (1963)

Sobel, M. A., and Maletsky, E. M. Developing Mathematical ideas. Boston, 1967. 

Terpstra, P.  Introduction to the Space Groups. Groningen, 1955.

and Codd, L. W. Crystallometry. London, 1961.

Thijn, Van. Leerboek der goniometrie. Groningen, n.d.

Toth, L Frejes. Regular Figures. New York, 1964.

Troelstra, R. (ed.). Transformatiemeetkunde. Groningen, 1962.

Wagenaar, J. W. "The Importance of the Relationship "Figure and Ground" in Fast Traffic.' opbtalmologica, Vol 124, no. (1952), p. 309.


Yang, C. N. Elementary Particles. Princeton, 1961.

'Symmetry Principles in Physics.' The Physics Teacher, Vol. 5, no. 7 (1967), p. 311-


Ebbinge Wubben J. C. 'M. C. Escher : Noodlot,' Openbaar Kunstbezit, Vol. 1, no. 6 (1957).

'M. C. Escher lithographies." Caractere ,Vo&/ (1963).

Flocon, A. 'A la Frontiere de Tart graphique et des mathematiques ; Maurits Comelis Escher.' Jardin des arts, no. 131 (1965) p. 9.

's-Gravesande, G. H. 'De graphicus M. C. Escher.' Halcyon (1939).

'M. C. Escher en zijn experiment en.' De vrije bladen. Vol. 17, no. 4 (1940).

'M. C. Escher en de zwarte kunst.' Maandhlad voor beeldende kunsten, Vol. 20, no. 1 (1948), p, 18.

Hofmeijer, D. H. The Wondrous World of M. C. Escher.'
Circuit, no. 26 (1969).

Hoogewerff, G. J. 'Nederlandsche gebouwen te Rome.' Heemschut, no. 11 (1933).

Koomen, P. 'M. C. Escher, houtsnijder en teekenaar; Maandblad voor beeldende kunsten, no. 7 (1930), p. 211. R. }.

Loveland, R. J. Graphic Imagery of M. C. Escher. Master's thesis, University of Wyoming, 1967.

Roozen, L J. C. Het Leidsche stadbuis. Leiden, 1950, p. 35.

Sheldon-Williams, P. M. T. 'Graphic Work of M. C. Escher.' Apollo, Vol. 76, no. 82 (1962).

Veth, C. 'Huib Gerritsen en M. C, Escher bi| Mart. Liernur.' Maandblad voor beeldende kunsten. Vol. 12 (1946), p. 115. 

Wennberg, G. Tillvaron som synvilla.' Ord och bild, no. 1 (1962), p. 52.

Miscellaneous Tessellation

Anon. Educational Broadcasting International  Volume 11 No. 1 1978

Anon. Special Section Group Analysis, January 1970; vol. 2, 3: pp. 131-155.

Baldwin, H.  ‘Building better blivets’. Worm Runners Digest 9, 104-106 1967 (impossible objects)

Boorman, Phil. ‘More about Tessellating Hexagons (2)’. Mathematics Teaching, 55 (summer): 23-24, 1971

Cassidy, Joan. ‘Tessellations and Transitions’. Arts and Activities 1998

Chow, W. ‘‘Interlocking Shapes in Art and Engineering’. Computer-Aided Design 12 (1980), 29-34

Dunn, James A. ‘More about Tessellating Hexagons (1)’. Mathematics Teaching, 55 (summer): 23-24, 1971?

Hatch, G. ‘Tessellations with equlateral reflex polygons’. Math Teaching 84 (1978) 32

Hayward, R. ‘Blivets: research and development’ .Worm Runners Digest 10, 89-92 1968 (impossible objects)

Levy, Lucien. ‘Sur les pavages à l’aide de polygone réguliers’. Bulletin Society Philomath. 1890


MacMahon. P. A. ‘Pythagoras’s theorem as a repeating pattern’. Nature, 109, 479, 1922


Meyer, Rochelle Wilson. ‘Mutession: A New Tiling Relationship Among Planar Polygons’. Mathematics Teaching 56 (Autumn): 24-27, 1971

Monie, H. M. J. ‘Tessellating Hexagons’. Mathematics Teaching 54 (Spring): 26-27, 1971

Palmer, M. ‘Tessellations of Non-convex Pentagons’. Math Teaching, No. 86 (March 1979), 8-11

Ranucci, Ernest R. ‘Design a la Escher’. Vol 77 issue 6 13-15, 1976


Schuster, D. H. A new ambiguous figure: a three-stick clevis. American Journal Psychology, 77, 673, 1964. (impossible objects)

Simonds, D. R. ‘Central Tessellations with an Equilateral Pentagon’. Mathematics Teaching 81 (1977), 36-3 Untitled note Mathematics Teaching 84 (1978), 33

Tóth, Fejes L. ‘Isoperimetric problems concerning tessellations’, Acta Math. Acad. Sci. Hungar. 14 (1963), 343-351.; Part III--Geometrical symmetry in plane patterns; Part IV--Counterchange symmetry

Woods, J. H. The Geometrical basis of pattern design II. Nets and sateens. Journal of the Textile Institute (Manchester) 26 (1935) T293-T308.

————.‘The Geometrical basis of pattern design IV. Counterchange symmetry in plane patterns’. Journal of the Textile Institute (Manchester) 26 (1935) T305-T320.


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