Resources

Hi folks,

Over time I will be mentioning, reviewing, and discussing a wide range of books, tools, etc.  I thought it would be handy to consolidate the best of these in one place for easy reference. As time goes on I will do my best to keep this page updated with all the best geometric art resources that I come across.

Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. These are all things that I have experience with that I am recommending because they are helpful and are companies and products that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these products. Please do not spend money unless you feel it’s for something you really need and will help you.

Books

Islamic Geometric Patterns
M.C. Escher: His Life and Complete Graphic Work
Origami in Action : Paper Toys That Fly, Flap, Gobble, and Inflate
Origami Tessellations: Awe-Inspiring Geometric Designs
Platonic & Archimedean Solids
Quadrivium: The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, & Cosmology (Wooden Books)
Zome Geometry: Hands-on Learning with Zome Models

Software

Google SketchUp – Google’s free 3D modeling software. Easy to use, yet powerful! Very handy for cranking out designs.

Web Sites

Wolfram MathWorld – a vast encyclopedia of mathematical information curated by Eric Weisstein for Wolfram Research
http://www.georgehart.com/ – web site of geometric artist George W. Hart
http://www.flickr.com/groups/origamitessellations/ – the origami tesselations group on Flickr
http://www.origamitessellations.com/ – Eric Gjerde’s web site

Tools

Zometool Kits

Web Site Building Stuff

This category is a little different – it’s not about geometric art per se, but rather about the tools I use to build and maintain this web site, as well as several others I work on. I’m including it because people often ask me how I’ve built the site, how I’ve accomplished “X”, etc.

Bluehost – A fantastic web hosting service with low pricing, unlimited space and bandwidth, multiple domain hosting, 1-click WordPress install… so far I’m using it for all my sites and have never had a glitch.

Namecheap – Simple, effective domain registrar. In this case cheap means inexpensive, not low quality!

Aweber – The provider for my email newsletter. They make it so easy!! Excellent tutorials, dozens of signup form and email templates, and easy subscriber tracking.

WooThemes – Creators of premium WordPress themes, including the Canvas theme used to build this site.  Highly beautiful and highly functional!