The Magic Mirror of M. C. Escher

The Magic Mirror of M. C. Escher

Book - 1976
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Publisher: New York : Random House, c1976
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780394492179
039449217X
9781886155008
1886155003
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm

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ManMachine
Oct 01, 2018

(*M.C. Escher quote*) - "We adore chaos because we love to produce order."

Of all the many brilliant artists who have come and gone over the centuries - M.C. Escher is, by far, one of my very favourite of them all. And, while looking through this excellent book, it's so easy to see why his work is so timeless and so fascinating.

Originally from the Netherlands - Maurits Cornelis Escher (born June 17, 1898) was a fantastic graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. He is, without question, one of the world's most famous artists. To this day - His art is enjoyed by millions of people all over the world, as can be seen on the many websites on the internet.

Escher is most celebrated for his "so-called" impossible constructions, such as Ascending and Descending, Relativity - As well as his Transformation Prints, such as Metamorphosis I, Metamorphosis II and Metamorphosis III, Sky & Water I and Reptiles. But he also produced some wonderful, more realistic work during the time he lived and traveled in Italy.

On March 27, 1972 - M.C. Escher died at the age of 74.

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SpaceAngel
Jan 23, 2017

I am a great admirer of M.C. Escher's artwork. His perception was so unique. He expressed himself so well in his paintings and drawings.

Escher's work refuses to be pigeonholed. Scientific, psychological, or aesthetic criteria alone cannot do it justice.

The questions remain. Why did he create the pictures? How did he construct them? What preliminary studies were necessary before he could arrive at the final version? And how are the various images Escher created interrelated? This book, complete with biographical data, 250 illustrations, and explications of mathematical problems, offers answers to these and many other questions, and is an authentic source text of the first order.

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Calvacade
Jan 23, 2017

I like Escher's mind bending artwork- good book.

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