Saturday February 15, 2014
Carol Bier at the MAH
Symmetry, Asymmetry and Symmetry. Breaking: ways of looking at Oriental Carpet
Our annual lecture at the Museum of Art and History (MAH) in Santa Cruz.
Typically in Oriental carpets, many patterns combine to make the whole. Carol Bier has been exploring and studying the ways that weavers have combined symmetry, asymmetry, and symmetry-breaking in their creation of great works of art.
Other works of Carol Bier :
- Mathematical aspects of oriental carpets
- Choices and Constraints: pattern formation in oriental carpets
- Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets, 1997, a collaborative project of The Textile Museum and The Math Forum
- Mathematical Truth and Beauty: The Case of Oriental Carpets, Institute for the Humanities Notes (University of Michigan), 1998
- Symmetry and Symmetry-Breaking in Oriental Carpets, ISIS-Symmetry, 2000
- Choices and Constraints: Pattern Formation in Oriental Carpets, Forma (Journal of the Society for Science on Form, Japan) 15, no.2, pp. 127-132
- Mathematical Aspects of Oriental Carpets, 2001