Take and Make: Freese Transformation 178

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This design is from a lost manuscript of Ernest Irving Freese found by Greg Frederickson and published in his 2018 book “Ernest Irving Freese’s Geometric Transformations: The Man, the Manuscript, the Magnificent Dissections” Frederickson mentions Freese’s manuscript in the bibliography of his 1997 book, “Dissections: Plane & Fancy, and included selections from it in a 5-part series of short chapters spread out through his 2006 book, “Piano-Hinged Dissections: Time to Fold!” But his 2018 book contains the most complete collection of Freese’s work.  Greg Frederickson’s complete work can be found at his website.  Thank you for the additional information Greg.

The Plates make for great coloring and puzzles and there are lots of them. Download a PDF below that you can use to color and cut out these same shapes.

Cut out and Color Freese 178

 

One Comment on “Take and Make: Freese Transformation 178”

  1. Thank you for promoting wonderful activities related to Ernest Irving Freese’s manuscript. I maintain a website about my book and I am planning to include links to various parts of your website shortly.

    In the meantime it would be great if you could revise your above sentence, “Frederickson published an unknown manuscript by Ernest Irving Freese.”
    I listed his manuscript in the bibliography of my 1997 book, “Dissections: Plane & Fancy”, and once I had actually located the manuscript, I included selections from it in a 5-part series of short chapters spread out through my 2006 book, “Piano-Hinged Dissections: Time to Fold!” So some people did know something about Freese’s manuscript before my 2018 book “Ernest Irving Freese’s Geometric Transformations: The Man, the Manuscript, the Magnificent Dissections” was published! But most people didn’t know anything about Freese’s manuscript. And that is probably still true!

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