Escher Tile Gallery
Regular Division of the Plane
M. C. Escher
M. C. Escher developed the tiles shown below
as the object of his study on the Regular Division
of the Plane.
These tiles are very cool because when
you place them edge to edge,
a repeating pattern is formed with interlocking figures.
The background for
this page was created from one.
The simpler ones shown use glide
The image is translated repeatedly and
Interlocks with itself like puzzle pieces. Others demonstrate
both rotation and mirror symmetry.
To find out more
about the Regular Division of the Plane, check out the book,
"M. C. Escher,
Visions of Symmetry" by Doris Schattschneider.
Related Material and Links:
3D Escher with rotating shapes
David McAllister's Escher Collection
Hops Tiles (Hop David)
Symmetry and Tessellations Activity Links
Can You Find the Moose? (Curt Schnieder)
Spanky Fractal Data Base
All M. C. Escher works (C) Cordon Art, Baarn, the Netherlands.