Books, Essays, Blogs, etc


Patterns of Symmetry, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1977, 160 pp. With George Fleck. Paperback edition, University of Massachusetts Press, 1981.
Uzori Symmetrii, Russian edition of (a), MIR, Moscow, 1980. With supplementary articles, paperback,

M. Senechal, editor. Structure of Matter and Patterns in Science. Proceedings of a symposium inspired by the work and life of Dorothy Wrinch, September 1977. Schenkman Publishing Co., Cambridge 1980, 210 pp..

M. Senechal and G. Fleck, editors (and contributors). Shaping Space: a polyhedral approach. Birkhauser, Boston, 1988.

M. Senechal, Crystalline Symmetries: An informal mathematical introduction. Institute of Physics, Alan Hilger, Ltd., 1990..

M. Senechal, editor, The Cultures of Science, Nova Science Publishers, 1994..

M. Senechal, Quasicrystals and Geometry, Cambridge University Press, in 1995; paperback edition 1996.

S. Sherer and M. Senechal, Long Life to Your Children! A portrait of High Albania, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1997.

M. Senechal, Northampton’s Century of Silk, City of Northampton’s 350th anniversary chapbook series, 2004, 90 pp.

M. Senechal, editor (and contributor), Silk Unraveled!, Smith College Studies in History, Vol. LIII, 2005, 274 pp.

J. Field, M. Senechal, and M. Shaw, American Silk: 1832 – 1932, Texas Tech University Press, 2007, 326 pp. Winner of the American Costume Society’s Millia Davenport Publication Award, 2008

C. Davis, M. Senechal, and J. Zwicky, eds, The Shape of Content: an anthology of creative writing in mathematics and science, A. K. Peters Ltd, 2008

M. Senechal, I Died for Beauty: Dorothy Wrinch and the Cultures of Science, Oxford University Press, 2013.

M. Senechal, ed., Shaping Space: exploring polyhedra through art, nature, and the geometrical imagination, Springer, 2013

Books in progress:

M. Senechal,  D. Rowe, J. McCleary, J. Lorenat, and V. Remmert, editors: Max Dehn: a polyphonic portrait,   to be published by the American Mathematical Society,  2022 or 2023.

M. Senechal, Pavlov in Kentucky: my father, the Narcotic Farm, and all that jazz

Personal Essays

Narco Brat, published in “Of Human Bondage: Historical Perspectives on Addiction“, edited by D. Patey, Smith College Studies in History LII, 2003. View PDF

Adventures of an Amateur Crystallographer, published by the American Crystallographic Association, 2013.

Probuzhna Diary, unpublished


Marjorie Senechal at The Huffington Post

My Book, The Movie

Oxford University Press Blogs:

The Map She Carried



“Quasicrystals’ Gifts to Mathematics” Jan. 12,2011

“Robert Amman (1946 – 1994): Postman and More “- YouTube, 2021

“Unwrapping a Gem”, 2021

Virtual Conference: ‘Mathematics at the Intersection of Art, Culture, and History: In Celebration of The Mathematical Intelligencer and Marjorie Senechal’ Video Now Available



Mathematics Unbound: the Life and Legacy of John Horton Conway, Springer Math