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Abstract
My first acquaintance with tiling pentagons was from Martin Gardner’s “Mathematical Games” columns in Scientific American magazine, in July and in December 1975. Although every triangle and every quadrilateral can tile the plane (that is, fill the plane with congruent copies, without gaps or overlaps), only certain types of pentagons can tile the plane. Until Gardner’s article, it was believed that all such types were known; there were eight different types.
 Title
 EscherLike Patterns from Pentagonal Tilings
 Book Title
 M.C. Escher’s Legacy
 Book Subtitle
 A Centennial Celebration
 Pages
 pp 244251
 Copyright
 2003
 DOI
 10.1007/354028849X_24
 Print ISBN
 9783540201007
 Online ISBN
 9783540288497
 Publisher
 Springer Berlin Heidelberg
 Copyright Holder
 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
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 Editors

 Doris Schattschneider ^{(1)}
 Michele Emmer ^{(2)}
 Editor Affiliations

 1. Department of Mathematics, Moravian College
 2. La Sapienza, University of Rome
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