M.c. Escher: The Graphic Work
ISBN: 3822858641
EAN13: 9783822858646
Language: English
Pages: 77
Dimensions: 0.2" H x 8.9" L x 7.1" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Unthinkable structures: The architect of perfectly impossible worldsM.C. Escher (1898 1972) was born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. He received his first drawing lessons during secondary school from F.W. van der Haagen, who also taught him the block printing, thus fostering Escher s innate graphic talents.From 1912 to 1922 he studied at the School of Architecture and Ornamental Design in Haarlem, where he was instructed in graphic techniques by S. Jessurun de Mesquita, who greatly influenced Escher s further artistic development. Between 1922 and 1934 the artist lived and worked in Italy. Afterwards Escher spent two years in Switzerland and five in Brussels before finally moving back to Barn in Holland, where he died in 1972.M.C. Escher is not a surrealist drawing us into his dream world, but an architect of perfectly impossible worlds who presents the structurally unthinkable as though it were a law of nature. The resulting dimensional and perspectival illusions bring us into confrontation with the limitations of our sensory perception.About the series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

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   another Escher marvel
Not as deep as his Magic Mirror, but excellent and varied consider the cover. This was a VERY original artist who conceived and presented wonders for the eye and mind.
 
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   The definitive Escher collection
I bought this great book as a birthday present for my husband, and it has a place of honor at our coffee table.
 
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   Wish it were mine.
This has been purchased for a graphic artist. He graduated from high school and this was one of his gifts. I think that he enjoyed it, but I don 't know. I wish I would have kept it, because I loved the book so much and could go through its pages hour after hour.
 
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   A Fascinating Book By A Gifted Artist
This is a unique book by a fascinating talent. Escher was a creative genius, a skilled artist and very technical. I am a long-time fan of Escher's work and would highly recommend this book.
 
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   I love this book
I love this book ''.
 
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   Awesome images from one of the worlds' greats
Great images from one of the most awesome worlds.
 
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   Five Stars
It is hard to tell what is happening. On the back of the book there are fisheez or birdeez. A Special Remark '' is being made by Dr.
 
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