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Re: Tessellations

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Sears, Ellen (
Tue, 10 Sep 96 12:08:00 PDT

By definition a tessellation is an arrangement of closed shapes which covers
a plane without gaps or overlaps. A plane being a flat surface. But you
can make the connection to the next level - 3- dimensional forms. Regular
tessellations (one polygon) to Platonic solids (the only five regular
polyhedra), and semi-regular tessellations (more than one polygon) to the
Archimedean solids. Then you have even more references to examples in
nature. Nothin' like that rhombicosidodecahedron!!! Right? Just an idea -