The Magic Mirror of M. C. Escher

The Magic Mirror of M. C. Escher

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A study of the life and works of M.C. Escher. It shows many of the sketches, studies and diagrams which he made while creating his magical effects. His contribution to our understanding of perception and what we regard as possible or impossible is discussed and explained in this book.
Publisher: Stradbroke : Tarquin, c1985
ISBN: 9780906212455
0906212456
Branch Call Number: 769 Er66m
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 31 cm

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Gizmo_Joe
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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