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Computer Generated Islamic Star Patterns

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Author:Craig S. Kaplan
Description: Islamic star patterns are a beautiful and highly geometric art form whose original design techniques are lost in history. This site describe one procedure for constructing them based on placing radially-symmetric motifs in a formation dictated by a tiling of the plane, and shows some styles in which they can be rendered, as well as some results generated with a software implementation of the technique.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Symmetry/Tessellations, Art, Religion

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