All of the more than four hundred and fifty prints made by the popular graphic artist are reproduced and thoroughly discussed in an annotated study of Escher's unique visual exploration of time and space.
M.C. Escher. The Graphic Work Basic Art Series 2.0
Dense, his work is at the same time decorative and playful, and structured by intricate principles, complex, toying constantly with optic illusions and the limitations of sensory perception. Escher 1898–1972 crafted a unique graphic language of patterns, puzzles, and mathematics. For hippies, he was the pioneer of psychedelic art.
Born in leeuwarden, escher’s early works focused on nature and landscapes, in the Netherlands in 1898, with regular exhibitions in Holland, and some international recognition. Sketching the patterns of the palace’s Moorish architecture, Escher became captivated by the codependency of forms within and next to each other.
Working mainly with lithographs and woodcuts, figures, Escher went on to explore the relationships among shapes, and space with a near-obsessive delight. From impossible staircases to tesselated birds, Dutch artist M. C. He reveled in quirky vantage points, and intricate mathematical puzzles such as the Möbius strip, multiple perspectives, the transition from paper flatness to illusory volume, a seemingly infinite loop which twists and recoils on itself in a contortion of apparent physical impossibility.
This introductory book from TASCHEN Basic Art 2. 0 taps into escher’s brilliant mind with key works from his restless investigation of image and perception. For mathematicians and scientists, Escher is a mastermind. Along the way, infinite mazes, lizards crawling off the page, masterful reflections, you’ll find fish morphing into birds, and some of the most mind-bending images of 20th-century art.
Masters of Deception: Escher, Dalí & the Artists of Optical Illusion
Butterflies that transform right before your eyes into two warriors with their horses. Of course, every piece is beautiful on the surface, first and foremost, but each one offers us so much more. M c escher The Graphic Work. Rings of seahorses that seem to rotate on the page. From escher’s famous and elaborate “waterfall” to shigeo fukuda’s “Mary Poppins, shakers, and openers somehow turn into the image of a Belle Epoque woman when the spotlight hits them, ” where a heap of bottles, glasses, these works of genius will provide endless enjoyment.
A mosaic portrait of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau made from seashells. They compel us to look once, and over and over again, twice, as we try to figure out exactly how the delightful trickery manages to fool our perceptions so completely. These dazzling and often playful artistic creations manipulate perspective so cleverly that they simply outwit our brains: we can’t just take a quick glance and turn away.
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Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite
Presents a selection of Escher's art and shares his comments on his work, symmetry, infinity, and paradox. Used book in Good Condition. Harry N Abrams. M c escher The Graphic Work.
The Magic of M.C. Escher
Harry N Abrams. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. A superb draftsman, he portrayed these other-worldly transformations of space within the familiar borders of a sheet of paper. 380 illustrations, 330 in color M c escher The Graphic Work. The visions themselves were remarkable: for Escher, the skin of the visible world was nothing more than a piece of cloth that could be cut, shaped, folded, and rearranged in marvelous ways.
Escher 1898-1972 is renowned for his ability to render the visions of his mind’s eye. Here is the magical world of the artist’s mind, an uncharted realm full of exotic conceptions and inventions. Escher’s works―woodcuts, lithographs, and drawings, accompanied by quotes from the author―are brilliantly arranged to form a cinematic look at his achievements.
As beautiful and complex as an Escher work itself―a classic study of a great artist and his works on paper M. C. Escher does justice to this original artist’s inventions. The resulting images have become the favorite artworks of viewers around the world. The magic of M. C.
M.C. Escher : 29 Master prints
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The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher
Ernst’s account was meticulously scrutinized and made accurate by the artist himself. Escher’s work refuses to be pigeonholed. A woman once rang me up and said, ‘Mr. Used book in Good Condition. Harry N Abrams. The questions remain. Why did he create the pictures? how did he construct them? what preliminary studies were necessary before achieving the final version? And how are the various images Escher created interrelated? This book, offers answers to these and many other questions, and explications of mathematical problems, 250 illustrations, complete with biographical data, and is an authentic source text of the first order.
Long before the first computer-generated 3-D images were thrilling the public, Escher was a master of the third dimension. Escher, i am absolutely crazy about your work. Taschen. Scientific, psychological, or aesthetic criteria alone cannot do it justice. In your print Reptiles you have given such a striking illustration of reincarnation.
I replied, ‘madame, if that’s the way you see it, so be it. An engagingly sly comment by the renowned dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher 1898–1972―the complex ambiguities of whose work leave hasty or single-minded interpretations far behind. His lithograph magic Mirror dates as far back as 1946.
Their discussions resulted in a friendship that gave Ernst intimate access to the life and conceptual world of Escher.
M.C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry New Edition
Used book in Good Condition. Thames Hudson. Taschen. M c escher The Graphic Work. A new edition of the classic study of the enigmatic artist looks at Escher's notebooks, explains how he developed his symmetrical designs and puzzle-like interlocking of forms, and shows a variety of his drawings. Harry N Abrams. Used book in Good Condition.
M. C. Escher Pop-Ups
Escher has fascinated viewers for more than seventy years. Used book in Good Condition. Thames Hudson. 9 full-color illustrations M c escher The Graphic Work. C. The mesmerizing work of Dutch graphic artist M. Produced in association with the Escher estate, this book presents some of the artist’s most intriguing works in original three-dimensional pop-ups.
Used book in Good Condition. Specially created pop-ups explore the marriage of art and mathematics in Escher's popular work. Thames Hudson. Taschen. Harry N Abrams. The book also features quotes from Escher on the original pieces of art as well as reproductions of a number of his other works. His illustrations constantly play with our perceptions of reality by layering multiple conflicting perspectives.
These marvelous paper constructions allow us to appreciate in new ways the artist’s impossible geometry and his themes of infinity and paradox.
Masters of Deception: The Gang That Ruled Cyberspace
Harry N Abrams. Thames Hudson. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Taschen. Chronicles the cyberspace battle between rival gangs of hackers in Texas and New York, detailing the groups' exploits and discussing the legal and ethical implications of new computer technology M c escher The Graphic Work.
Dalí. The Paintings Bibliotheca Universalis
Used book in Good Condition. Taschen. Painter, writer, sculptor, and filmmaker, salvador Dalí 1904–1989 was one of the century’s greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics―and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting, approaching the subconscious with extraordinary sensitivity and imagination.
This publication presents the artist’s entire painted oeuvre. Many of the works had been inaccessible for years―in fact so many that almost half the illustrations in this book had rarely been seen in public. Dali The Paintings. Harry N Abrams. M c escher The Graphic Work. After many years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret finally located all the paintings of this highly prolific artist.
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