Winter Links to Warm Your Geometric Hearts

Hi folks, This week’s post is special for a few reasons, the most important one being: there may not be another until sometime in the spring!  My wife and I depart next week for a two-month trip.  Originally, I had planned to write a number of posts in advance so that there could still be […]

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A Holiday Star Bucks the Trend

Happy Holidays, dear readers!  Today I offer you a Holiday Star I just created, along with the story of its creation. First of all, the “Star” of the show:   Pretty, don’t you think?  So, where did it come from?  Why don’t you study it for a moment before reading on.  See what you you […]

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Book Review – Quadrivium

Ratings (For a detailed explanation of the rating system, see the end of the review.) Review Introduction Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology (Wooden Books) may possibly be the most efficient little book I’ve ever purchased.  By this I mean that the amount of information, illustration, and insight packed into […]

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2011 Geometric Arts Holiday Gift List

‘Tis the Season I imagine many of us are getting to that point of last-minute holiday shopping.  I, of course, am always drawn to fun geometric items at holiday time! So, if you’re struggling to find those last few gifts, here are some fun geometrically-themed gift ideas for 2011. Toys, Games, and Puzzles There are, […]

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From the Archives – 31 Ways to Halve a Cube

I’ve had several people ask me, “Your site looks really great, but where’s your art?”  Since all of my current projects are in various stages of “half-baked”, I decided I’d look around at some of my past projects to look for something interesting to share. And thus is born in the first of a new […]

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Sri Yantra – A Study in Triangles

My wife and I are planning a big trip to India early next year. When I think of India and geometry, two things immediately come to mind: the Taj Mahal, and the Sri Yantra. Everyone knows what the Taj Mahal is, but have you heard of the Sri Yantra? What is the Sri Yantra? You […]

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Geometric Art at the Paradise City Art Fair

This past Friday I took a day to travel to the Paradise City Art Fair in Marlboro, MA.  I have attended such events many times, simply because I love beautiful things and admire fine art and craftsmanship. But this time around I had a “mission” — to look for and connect with artists using geometry […]

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Book Review — Islamic Geometric Patterns

Ratings (For a detailed explanation of the rating system, see the end of the review.) Review Introduction This week I have another fabulous “how to” book to share.  This one is called Islamic Geometric Patterns and is written by Eric Broug, who is a designer focusing exclusively on Islamic geometrical design in his work. It is a modestly […]

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Geometric Art That’s “Not Just Art”

Last week I brainstormed a lot of potential uses for geometric beyond “just art” — in other words, ways in which geometric art could be used as part of the design of useful, everyday objects as opposed to a purely decorative piece of art. I asked you all to offer other ideas and examples, and […]

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51 Uses for Geometric Art in Everyday Objects

Recently I’ve been giving a lot of thought as to how geometric art can be incorporated into everyday objects.  In other words, setting aside art that’s purely decorative (wall art, sculpture, etc.), what sorts of useful objects could be designed around geometric designs or concepts? Phil’s List Here are 51 items (not counting the top […]

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