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Symmetry 2012, 4(2), 302-328; doi:10.3390/sym4020302

Knots in Art

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Received: 9 May 2012 / Revised: 15 May 2012 / Accepted: 15 May 2012 / Published: 5 June 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Symmetry and Beauty of Knots)
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Abstract: We analyze applications of knots and links in the Ancient art, beginning from Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, Byzantine and Celtic art. Construction methods used in art are analyzed on the examples of Celtic art and ethnical art of Tchokwe people from Angola or Tamil art, where knots are constructed as mirror-curves. We propose different methods for generating knots and links based on geometric polyhedra, suitable for applications in architecture and sculpture.
Keywords: knot; link; plait; mirror-curve; decorative knot; polyhedral knot knot; link; plait; mirror-curve; decorative knot; polyhedral knot
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Jablan, S.; Radović, L.; Sazdanović, R.; Zeković, A. Knots in Art. Symmetry 2012, 4, 302-328.

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Jablan S, Radović L, Sazdanović R, Zeković A. Knots in Art. Symmetry. 2012; 4(2):302-328.

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Jablan, Slavik; Radović, Ljiljana; Sazdanović, Radmila; Zeković, Ana. 2012. "Knots in Art." Symmetry 4, no. 2: 302-328.

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