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M.C. Escher® Pop-Ups

Courtney Watson McCarthy

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A luxurious, large-format volume featuring pop-up renditions of some of Escher's most famous works

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Instantly recognizable to millions around the world, M.C. Escher's works represent an endlessly fascinating marriage of art and mathematics.

Exploring themes of infinity and paradox, impossible geometry and warped perspective, Escher's world is one of playful imagination and the unexpected, executed with precision and exquisite attention to detail.

This outsized, lavish book's pop-up format adds even more intrigue, bringing his baffling designs to life.

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'One of the most ambitious pop-up books projects of all time … a great introduction to the famous Dutch artist’s graphic work'
Creative Review

'Art and mathematics combine in this 3D homage … Tricky concepts of infinity, paradox and perspective are re-imagined in playful form as his famous woodcuts and drawings rise triumphantly from the page to refute any allegations of their nonsensical impossibility'
Daily Telegraph

'Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible'

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Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 33.0 x 30.4 cm

Extent: 16 pp

Publication date: 12 September 2011

ISBN: 9780500515907

Contents List

Concise biography of M.C. Escher • Pop-Ups: ‘Another World, Balcony, Bond of Union, Reptiles, Swans, Waterfall

About the Author

Courtney Watson McCarthy is a noted paper engineer and creator of several pop-up books for Thames & Hudson, including M. C. Escher Pop-Ups, Hokusai Pop-Ups and Dalí Pop-Ups.

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Courtney Watson McCarthy