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Lunda Art By Paulus Gerdes
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'Lunda Art' presents original mathematical artwork by Paulus Gerdes. It is inspired by his studies of geometrical properties of 'sona' drawings made by Cokwe story tellers from the Lunda region in... More > Northeast Angola (Africa). Part of 'Lunda Art' was included in the traveling mathematical art exhibition organized by John Sims from the Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida. Paulus Gerdes, Maputo, Mozambique Paulus.Gerdes@gmail.com< Less
Lunda Geometry: Mirror Curves, Designs, Knots, Polyominoes, Patterns, Symmetries By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “Lunda Geometry” explains how the mathematical concepts of mirror curves and Lunda-designs were discovered in the context of the author’s research of ‘sona’,... More > illustrations traditionally made in the sand by Cokwe storytellers from eastern Angola (a region called Lunda) and neighboring regions of Congo and Zambia. Examples of mirror curves from several cultures are presented. Lunda-designs are aesthetically attractive and display interesting symmetry properties. Examples of Lunda-patterns and Lunda-polyominoes are presented. Some generalizations of the concept of Lunda-design are discussed, like hexagonal Lunda-designs, Lunda-k-designs, Lunda-fractals, and circular Lunda-designs. Lunda-designs of Celtic knot designs are constructed. Several chapters were published in journals like ‘Computers & Graphics’ (Oxford), ‘Visual Mathematics’ (Belgrade), and ‘Mathematics in School’ (UK). (198 pp.)< Less
Lunda Geometry: Mirror Curves, Designs, Knots, Polyominoes, Patterns, Symmetries By Paulus Gerdes
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The book "Lunda Geometry" explains how the mathematical concepts of mirror curves and Lunda-designs were discovered in the context of the author's research of 'sona', illustrations... More > traditionally made in the sand by Cokwe storytellers from eastern Angola (a region called Lunda) and neighboring regions of Congo and Zambia. Examples of mirror curves from several cultures are presented. Lunda-designs are aesthetically attractive and display interesting symmetry properties. Examples of Lunda-patterns and Lunda-polyominoes are presented. Some generalizations of the concept of Lunda-design are discussed, like hexagonal Lunda-designs, Lunda-k-designs, Lunda-fractals, and circular Lunda-designs. Lunda-designs of Celtic knot designs are constructed. Several chapters were published in journals like 'Computers & Graphics' (Oxford), 'Visual Mathematics' (Belgrade), and 'Mathematics in School' (UK). (198 pp.)< Less
Lunda Geometry: Mirror Curves, Designs, Knots, Polyominoes, Patterns, Symmetries By Paulus Gerdes
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The book “Lunda Geometry” explains how the mathematical concepts of mirror curves and Lunda-designs were discovered in the context of the author’s research of ‘sona’,... More > illustrations traditionally made in the sand by Cokwe storytellers from eastern Angola (a region called Lunda) and neighboring regions of Congo and Zambia. Examples of mirror curves from several cultures are presented. Lunda-designs are aesthetically attractive and display interesting symmetry properties. Examples of Lunda-patterns and Lunda-polyominoes are presented. Some generalizations of the concept of Lunda-design are discussed, like hexagonal Lunda-designs, Lunda-k-designs, Lunda-fractals, and circular Lunda-designs. Lunda-designs of Celtic knot designs are constructed. Several chapters were published in journals like ‘Computers & Graphics’ (Oxford), ‘Visual Mathematics’ (Belgrade), and ‘Mathematics in School’ (UK). (198 pp.)< Less
Sona Geometry from Angola. Volume 2: Educational and Mathematical Explorations of African Designs on the Sand By Paulus Gerdes
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The Cokwe of Northeastern Angola were accustomed to illustrate their stories with standardized illustrations drawn on the sand, called ‘sona.’ The first volume of “Sona Geometry... More > from Angola”, entitled “Mathematics of an African Tradition” analyzes and reconstructs the knowledge and expert mathematics inherent in the tradition of the ‘sona.’ The present second volume, entitled “Educational and Mathematical Explorations of African Designs on the Sand,” suggests various opportunities to incorporate and exploit the ‘sona’ in the context of mathematics education, in particular, in secondary, undergraduate and teacher education. “This beautifully illustrated book represents an important educational resource. I’m certain that every mathematics educator, especially at secondary and university levels, would benefit from having access to it” (Mohamed El Tom in the Foreword). Translation and Appendix 1: Darrah Chavey (Beloit, WI, USA); Foreword: Mohamed el Tom (Khartoum, Sudan); 2013, 220 pp.< Less
Sona Geometry from Angola. Volume 2: Educational and Mathematical Explorations of African Designs on the Sand (eBook) By Paulus Gerdes
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The Cokwe of Northeastern Angola were accustomed to illustrate their stories with standardized illustrations drawn on the sand, called ‘sona.’ The first volume of “Sona Geometry... More > from Angola”, entitled “Mathematics of an African Tradition” analyzes and reconstructs the knowledge and expert mathematics inherent in the tradition of the ‘sona.’ The present second volume, entitled “Educational and Mathematical Explorations of African Designs on the Sand,” suggests various opportunities to incorporate and exploit the ‘sona’ in the context of mathematics education, in particular, in secondary, undergraduate and teacher education. “This beautifully illustrated book represents an important educational resource. I’m certain that every mathematics educator, especially at secondary and university levels, would benefit from having access to it” (Mohamed El Tom in the Foreword). Translation and Appendix 1: Darrah Chavey (Beloit, WI, USA); Foreword: Mohamed el Tom (Khartoum, Sudan); 2013, 220 pp.< Less
PLAIDOYER POUR LA CREATION DE L'ESPACE CULTUREL RUWEJ a NKOND "ECRaN ASBL" Perspectives pour un développement culturel durable du Lundaland. By Frank NDUU NAWEJ
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Les langues sont un patrimoine mondial reconnu mais qui, en même temps, est probablement plus ménacé d'extinction que la faune et la flore. La disparition d'une langue entraine... More > avec elle , des trésors de connaissances accumulées sur plusieurs siécles. ceci est particulièrement vrai pour nos langues dites de l'oralité, telles celles de l'Espace culturel Lunda. Avec cet opuscule, Frank NDUU propose une demarche à la fois pratique et interessante pour tous ceux qui ont à coeur de proteger et de promouvoir le patrimoine linguistique africain en général,lunda en particulier.< Less
PLAIDOYER POUR LA CREATION DE L'ESPACE CULTUREL RUWEJ a NKOND "ECRaN ASBL" Perspectives pour un développement culturel durable du Lundaland. By Frank NDUU NAWEJ
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Les langues sont un patrimoine mondial reconnu mais qui, en même temps, est probablement plus ménacé d'extinction que la faune et la flore. La disparition d'une langue entraine... More > avec elle , des trésors de connaissances accumulées sur plusieurs siécles. ceci est particulièrement vrai pour nos langues dites de l'oralité, telles celles de l'Espace culturel Lunda. Avec cet opuscule, Frank NDUU propose une demarche à la fois pratique et interessante pour tous ceux qui ont à coeur de proteger et de promouvoir le patrimoine linguistique africain en général,lunda en particulier.< Less
African Basketry: A Gallery of Twill-Plaited Designs and Patterns By Paulus Gerdes
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From the Preface: “Over the years, Paulus Gerdes has established himself as the pre-eminent expert on patterns in African weaving and basketry, and the broader implications of these patterns.... More > … This new book is a broad gallery of plaited African designs. These range over much of the continent while concentrating on those parts of Africa that are closest to his Mozambique center, including Kongo, Mbole and Mangbetu from Congo, Cokwe and Lunda from Angola, Digo from Kenya, Soga from Uganda, Zulu from South Africa, and Makhuwa in Mozambique itself, but including such distant peoples as Bamileke in Cameroon. In Gerdes’ gallery we are shown the love of patterns and symmetries that are the result of centuries of exultant exploration. Enjoy!” Donald W. Crowe Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus University of Wisconsin (220 pp.)< Less
African Basketry: A Gallery of Twill-Plaited Designs and Patterns By Paulus Gerdes
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From the Preface: “Over the years, Paulus Gerdes has established himself as the pre-eminent expert on patterns in African weaving and basketry, and the broader implications of these patterns.... More > … This new book is a broad gallery of plaited African designs. These range over much of the continent while concentrating on those parts of Africa that are closest to his Mozambique center, including Kongo, Mbole and Mangbetu from Congo, Cokwe and Lunda from Angola, Digo from Kenya, Soga from Uganda, Zulu from South Africa, and Makhuwa in Mozambique itself, but including such distant peoples as Bamileke in Cameroon. In Gerdes’ gallery we are shown the love of patterns and symmetries that are the result of centuries of exultant exploration. Enjoy!” Donald W. Crowe Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus University of Wisconsin (220 pp.)< Less