Modular Origami

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Thomas Hull

http://www.merrimack.edu/~thull/gallery/origamigallery.html

 

Jim Plank

http://www.cs.utk.edu/~plank/plank/origami/origami.html

 

Meenakshi’s Modular Mania

http://home.comcast.net/~meenaks/origami/

 

3D Geometric Origami

http://store.yahoo.com/doverpublications/0486288633.html

Art in History

Saturday, April 1, 2006

http://www.aihhomeschool.com

http://www.artinhistory.com

 

 

Q. Why was Pottery used as the art medium for each of your projects?

A. Throughout history archaeologists have used pottery as a basis for dating the civilization and culture of the discovered site. Pottery had a utilitarian use and represented a prized possession used in everyday life. The face of the pottery was like a canvas in which the potters used to express themselves. Therefore the motifs represented the events of the day usually depicting politics, religion, the environment, and the day-to-day life of the time period.

 

Incredible Art Lessons

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/lessons.html

 

Knot Plot

Monday, March 20, 2006

from http://www.pims.math.ca/knotplot/

 

Here you will find a collection of knots and links, viewed from a (mostly) mathematical perspective. Nearly all of the images here were created with KnotPlot, a fairly elaborate program to visualize and manipulate mathematical knots in three and four dimensions. You can download KnotPlot and try it on your computer (see the link below), but first you may want to look at some of the images in the picture gallery.

 

Escher and how to design tesselations

Monday, March 20, 2006

http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/gem-projects/maa/0203-2-03-Escher/main.html

 

A toy with tesselated shapes – Soft Lizards

http://www.constructiontoys.com/store/ipr-lizards.php

 

Geometric Sculpture

Monday, March 20, 2006

http://www.georgehart.com

 

Also – There is a nice Encyclopedia of Polyhedra at georgehart.com

http://www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/vp.html 

 

We like the Cortona VRML client to view the models

http://www.parallelgraphics.com/products/cortona/

 

National Gallery of Art – Kids Zone

Thursday, March 16, 2006

http://www.nga.gov/kids/kids.htm