An Introduction to the Tiling Properties of the Tangram and Their Application in Two and Three Dimensions

Stanley Spencer
Bridges: Mathematical Connections in Art, Music, and Science (2004)
Pages 71–78


This introduction to the tiling properties of the Tangram focuses upon the property called Preciousness. It continues with examples of the unique way in which they can produce an infinite number of tiling patterns. It explains the iterative nature of the process as applied to designs in two and three dimensions. Summaries of the Geometric properties and Artistic examples are included.