M. C. Escher

M. C. Escher Art Book

 by SANDRA FORTY
 [hardcover book]

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Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: TAJ Books (1 Nov 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-84406-172-3
Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 23.4 x 2 cm

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Maurits Cornelis Escher was a truly unique artist whose vision was quite unlike anyone else's.

To enter his world is to set foot into unknown and unsettling territory. His extraordinary pictures of logic and perspective fool the brain into believing the impossible - that staircases can climb forever, that fish can morph into birds, and that water can run uphill. Escher was a stunning graphic illustrator, especially of landscape and architecture - and in particular of Italian hilltop towns.

But it is his world of strange perspectives and distorted vision for which he will be best remembered. The fact that he was able to produce these visual conundrums again and again, delighted and mystified his public, many of whom were mathematicians.

Remarkably, Escher had no mathematical training, but through his superb draughtsmanship he explored the furthest reaches of crystallography and defied the laws of reason and perception.

His collaboration with Caroline MacGillavry, professor of crystallography at the University of Amsterdam, led to a book, symmetry aspects of M.c. Escher's periodic drawings, produced under the auspices of the International Union of Crystallography.

Book contains 5 page biography and 84 plates, many in colour.

 About The Author

Sandra Forty is a graduate of London Uniersity where she studied medieval and early modern history, including a spell at the Courtauld Insitute learning about Renaissance art from Professor Gombrich.

Since then she has worked as a journalist in London, then as a book edtor and writer. She is the author of a number of books, mostly on art nd architecture.

Sandra lies in south Devon with her husband and two children.

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Condition: as per scans. Though book is new dustjacket has slight wear in places. Harover book and pages all in mint.

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