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The Magic of M.C.Escher

J. L. Locher, W. F. Veldhuysen

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‘A stunning anthology covering the entire scope of Escher’s vision’ The Times

Overview

Here, at last, is a book that does justice to this powerfully original artist’s visual invention. As beautiful and rigorous as an Escher work itself, The Magic of M. C. Escher is the classic study of a great artist.

For Escher, the skin of the visible world could be cut, folded, shaped and rearranged in marvellous ways. A superb draughtsman, Escher set himself the challenge of portraying otherworldly transformations of space within the borders of a sheet of paper. The resulting images, combining fantasy with explorations of geometry, have become the favourite artworks of tens of thousands of people around the world.

Escher’s works – from the great master prints to numerous drawings, accompanied by his eloquent words – are brilliantly arranged to form a cinematic journey of discovery. The destination is the magical world of the artist’s mind, an uncharted realm lush with exotic conceptions and inventions.

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Reviews

'Fantastic'
Observer

'As beautiful as it is beguiling … this edifying work ought to sit atop the shelves of any art enthusiast’s bookcase'
Vanity Fair

'As beautiful as it is beguiling … this edifying work ought to sit atop the shelves of any art enthusiast’s bookcase'
Vanity Fair

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Specifications

Format: Paperback with flaps

Size: 31.5 x 26.7 cm

Extent: 202 pp

Illustrations: 380

Publication date: 20 May 2013

ISBN: 9780500290736

About the Author

J. L. Locher, Director of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, was a close friend of M. C. Escher.

List of Contributors

J. L. Locher, W. F. Veldhuysen, Erik Thé