Kepler's Monsters


In Kepler's 1619 book Harmonice Mundi on tilings, he discussed a tiling built with pentagons, pentagrams, decagons, and "fused decagon pairs." He also called them "monsters." This tiling inspired Penrose tiles in 1973.

See also

Tessellation, Penrose Tiles

This entry contributed by Ed Pegg, Jr. (author's link)

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Grünbaum, B. and Shephard, G. C. §9.4 in Tilings and Patterns. New York: W. H. Freeman, p. 89, 1986.

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Pegg, Ed Jr. "Kepler's Monsters." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource, created by Eric W. Weisstein.

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