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Plates from a 1722 geometrical treatise that attempts to explore every arrangement of square tiles bisected diagonally with black and white shading.
Doüat, Dominique. Methode pour faire une infinité de desseins differens, avec des carreaux mi-partis de deux couleurs par une ligne diagonale, 1722.
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Houghton Library, Harvard University

Plates from a 1722 geometrical treatise that attempts to explore every arrangement of square tiles bisected diagonally with black and white shading.

Doüat, Dominique. Methode pour faire une infinité de desseins differens, avec des carreaux mi-partis de deux couleurs par une ligne diagonale, 1722.

Typ 715.22.334

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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    truchet tilings! i was just reading about these! here’s truchet’s ORIGINAL MASTERPIECE + analysis, and doüat’s FAKE DUMB...
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    Plates from a 1722 geometrical treatise that attempts to explore every arrangement of square tiles bisected diagonally...
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    This looks a lot like a collection of textile designs to me. Particularly, I see quilting and weave drawdowns in it....
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