Modularity in Art
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|Slavik Jablan, Mathematical Institute, Belgrade|
|Jablan uses the word "modularity" to refer to the process of making art by repeating a simple block, tile, or motif to make a more complicated design, by symmetry/reflection and/or tessellation. This site includes a paper on such art and its math, linked to illustrations from a wide range of sources: Paleolithic ornaments, Roman mazes and labyrinths, Kufic writing, Celtic key-patterns and modern Op-art works. The author includes pictures of his "SpaceTiles", "KnotTiles" and "OpTiles" with which you could create your own impossible objects, knotwork designs, and Op-art works.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Graphics, Problems/Puzzles, Articles|
|Math Topics:||Symmetry/Tessellations, Topology, Art|
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