Children and adults love pattern. Fascination with Escher and with the Alhambra and other patterns lead to intrigue into making them, understanding them and inventing them. Now in Tarquin's long tradition of pattern books that link art and mathematics, comes a new title. Lattice Labyrinth Tessellations, an exciting, fertile, yet almost unexplored Flatland situated in the gulf between Art and Mathematics.The astonishing and elegant designs revealed in this very short and almost elementary book are simple to make and beautiful to contemplate, yet are unmentioned in the textbooks and unknown to designers and architects, following in the footsteps of the celebrated Dutch graphic designer Maurits Escher. This is a guided workbook that will show you how to construct an unbounded range of potentially intricate patterns like those on the front cover. Many of these designs - in fact an infinite number - can be constructed, step-by-step following straightforward rules.
David Mitchell is the award-winning and bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, named a best book of the year by Time, Washington Post, Financial Times, New Yorker, Globe and Mail, and the New York Times. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize five times and hailed as "the novelist who's shown us fiction's future" (Washington Post), as well as named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2007. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.