Wallpaper Patterns

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Wallpaper catalog of Remondini - Bassano - Italy, 18th century

Relevant examples from Escher's work:

  • Escher's sketches of Polya's 17 wallpaper patterns. Visions of Symmetry, pg. 24-26.

Wallpaper Patterns

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A wallpaper pattern is a plane figure which has more than one direction of translation symmetry. Most actual wallpaper fits the bill, because it must repeat left to right in order to hang in strips, and it must repeat vertically so that multiple strips can be cut from the same roll.

The lattice of translations.

The Seventeen Wallpaper Groups

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Wallpaper Exercises

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