MATE-1441B Escher: Geometry and Art

By the end of the course, students are expected to have an understanding of the relationship between geometry and art, and have a command of techniques to construct particular decorative designs, with a geometric background and the support of freely accessible software. The course covers important moments in the development of Geometry and its corresponding artistic manifestation: Basic concepts of geometry. Intuitive topology. Rigid body movements. Mosaics. Rates, proportions and similarity. Polyhedrons. Fractal geometry.