Ludis Ludi pattern tiles game

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Dimensions:

21 x 21 x 9cm

Material:

72 triangles made of wood

Country of Origin:

Made and Designed in Spain

Description:

The triangle is the polygon with the fewest number of sides that can be made with straight lines. It is also the most elementary polygon, the primary polygonal unit, the proto-cell with which we can cover an entire flat surface and form all other possible geometric figures.

This enigmatic figure has captured the imaginations of geometrists the world over, from the builders of the Egyptian pyramids, where astronomer Thales of Miletus (630 BC) began the study of geometry, to the most advanced investigators. The codes for the formulation of secret keys, the communication system by fax, the improved definition of a photographic reproduction, the transmission of X-ray images, or the storage of sounds on disc, are some of its applications in advanced geometry. We shouldn't forget that since prehistoric times, and later in ancient history, geometry has been inspired by the same popular culture that has produced the Mudejar coffered ceilings, the prints of fabrics such as Zulu Ndebele, the mosaics of the gates of Babylon, the Greek and Roman pavement patterns, multitudes of musical styles or the creation of a great many modern sculptures and graphic works.

MOSAICOS makes the most of two of the isosceles triangles properties: that which dictates that two of these triangles of the same size are always \congruent\, and the one stating that two of them, placed on the same plane so that the ends of the hypotenuse touch, make a rectangle whose sides are formed by the legs of the triangles. Therefore, one orthogonal grid is formed by the legs and another one by the diagonal lines formed by the hypotenuse. In combination with the two colours, white and black (positive / negative), the mosaic can form four-way sequences based on mathematical, rhythmic or random patterns. Compositions can be made pixel by pixel or set by set, following the intuition of the players pathos or adhering strictly to their logos, finding abstract forms as well as figurative and optical illusions. Not coincidentally, the word mosaic is derived from museum, the temple of the Muses.

Simply put, MOSAICOS is a game of geometric thinking. It is free of rules, allowing you to explore your mind, accompanied by the Muses, while you enjoy exhilarating the moments of inspiration or relive exciting experiences that you can share with those who, so long ago in history, were seduced by this same geometry.

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This item will be dispatched within 1 business day. Shipping options available at checkout include:

Delivery to Australia Delivery from dispatch Price
FREE standard shipping 2–7 days FREE
Express post 1–2 days $35.23
Courier 1–2 days $35.23
Other delivery zones Delivery from dispatch* Price
New Zealand 10–14 days $46.97
China 10–14 days $46.97
Rest of Asia 10–14 days $46.97
USA and Canada 10–14 days $46.97
Pacific Islands 10–14 days $46.97
UK and Ireland 10–14 days $46.97
Europe 10–14 days $46.97
Rest of the world 10–14 days $46.97

* Delivery times may vary for regional areas.

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