Workshop Symmetrica 2015

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ENGLISH: Information about Symmetrica 2015 workshop is posted on the page  Information in Polish, information about the program of the workshop is posted on the page  Program, photos from the workshop are posted on the page Galeria, Symmetrica 2015.  This workshop was conducted in Polish (sorry Erol, Jack and others), but perhaps the next one will be in English? Just remember ‘perhaps’.

POLISH: Informacja o warsztatach Symmetrica 2015 znajduje się na stronie Information in Polish, informacja o programie warsztatów jest na stronie Program, informacja o zgłoszonych wykładach i zajęciach warsztatowych jest na stronie Zgłoszone wykłady i warsztaty. Zdjęcia z warsztatów znajdziecie na stronie Galeria Warsztatów Symmetrica 2015.

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Sketch 12: Stars from the great Hagia Sophia

fig_012Hagia Sophia, or Aya Sofya in Turkish, is the largest Byzantine church in the world. Its current name is a shortened form of the full name The church of the Holy Wisdom of God. The current building is almost 1500 years old. It was commissioned in 532AD by the Emperor Justinian I, and designed by a physicist, Isidore of Miletus, and a mathematician, Anthemious of Tralles. The construction was finished in 537AD. Continue reading “Sketch 12: Stars from the great Hagia Sophia”

Sketch 5: Geometric ornament in art and architecture of Western cultures

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