Hexnet Hexagonal Tag Feed: diamond A feed of tagged nodes. https://hexnet.org/blog Diamond Sutra woodcut <p> Woodblock frontispiece from the <a class="ex" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_sutra">Diamond Sutra</a>, printed during the Tang Dynasty, and considered&mdash;by Wikipedia <i>and</i> the British Library&mdash;to be the oldest <i>dated</i> printed book in the world. Dated to the year AD 604; (868.). </p> <p> We clearly see in this woodcut the use of a pseudo-hexagonal background matrix of some sort. This is perhaps an allusion not only to the <a href="http://hexnet.org/content/close-packing-spheres">hexagonal structure</a> of diamond itself, but also to the adamantine nature of hexagonal geometry. </p> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:16:19 +0000 https://hexnet.org/content/diamond-sutra-woodcut https://hexnet.org/content/diamond-sutra-woodcut