Tessellation Techniques

Stefanie Mandelbaum and Jacqueline S. Guttman
Renaissance Banff: Mathematics, Music, Art, Culture (2005)
Pages 519–520


Tessellations are continuous repetitions of the same geometric or organic shape, a tile or tessera in Latin . Inspired by the abstract tessellations of the Alhambra, aided by a correspondence with Coxeter, Escher developed a method of transforming polygonal tessellations into representational tessellations of organic shapes.