“The Computer/Plotter and the 17 Ornamental Design Types” by Alexander

  • ©Howard Alexander

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    The Computer/Plotter and the 17 Ornamental Design Types

Session/Category Title:   Applications to Civil Engineering and Architecture Session


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    Every possible repetitive design in the Euclidean plane belongs to one or the other of 17 types of design, each with its own characteristic group of isometries. This report deals with the use of a comprehensive plotter program, written in FORTRAN, which permits one to create designs by specifying a motif and selecting one of the seventeen types, into which the motif will be incorporated.


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