Letter to the Editor

Tile designs

Dear Bill

Having taught crystallography, I realize that there are few examples of tilings and nets which can be used to introduce beginners to symmetry. Some teachers use wallpaper patterns, or Escher’s artistic symmetrical interlocking animal shapes. Perhaps readers of the IUCr might be interested to find a new book of tile designs which are derived from cyrstal structures. Geometric Floor Tile Design, Do-it-yourself custom patterned flooring, is aimed at the average home or business owner who wants to create a special interior space. There are detailed practical instructions for design, job planning and installation.

David K. Teertstra
www.tilebooks.com