The Four Kepler-Poinsot Solids

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This Demonstration shows the four Kepler–Poinsot polyhedra and their nets in color. To make a model of a solid, copy its net to your picture editor and print the picture.

Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (July 2014)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



The small stellated dodecahedron and the great stellated dodecahedron were discovered by Johannes Kepler (1571–1630).

The great icosahedron and great dodecahedron were discovered by Louis Poinsot (1777–1859).


[1] P. R. Cromwell, Polyhedra, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997 pp. 251–256.

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