I guess M.C. Escher must have seen this… These beautiful minimalist images are taken from Perspectiva Corporum Regularium (Perspective of regular solids), a geometry book created in 1568 by German goldsmith and printmaker Wenzel Jamnitzer (1508–1585) and available online through the Getty Research Institute. The book is a study in shapes inspired by the five Platonic solids: tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, dodecahedron, and icosahedron. The Platonic solids were thought to be the building blocks of four basic types of matter: tetrahedron of fire, octahedron of air, cube of earth, water of icosahedron. The 12-faced solid – the dodecahedron – symbolized heaven and the universe.