Series on Knots and Everything - Vol. 30
SYMMETRY, ORNAMENT AND MODULARITY
by Slavik Vlado Jablan (The Mathematical Institute, Yugoslavia)
This book discusses the origins of ornamental art — illustrated by the oldest examples, dating mostly from the paleolithic and neolithic ages, and considered from the theory-of-symmetry point of view. Because of its multidisciplinary nature, it will interest a wide range of readers: mathematicians, artists, art historians, architects, psychologists, and anthropologists.
The book represents the complete analysis of plane symmetry
structures, so it can be used by artists as a guide to the creation of new
symmetry patterns. Some parts of the contents (such as Chapter 4, about
conformal symmetry, and Chapter 6, about modularity in art) give the
reader an opportunity to develop computer programs for producing images
illustrating the corresponding symmetry forms.
340pp, Pub. date: Aug 2002, ISBN 981-238-080-9, US$58 / £39