M.C. Escher by M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher

Presenting the structurally unthinkable as though it were a law of nature M.C. Escher was born in 1898 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 ...


Details M.C. Escher

TitleM.C. Escher
ISBN9783822858646
Author
Release DateFeb 1st, 2001
PublisherTaschen
LanguageEnglish
GenreArt, Nonfiction, Design, Reference, Art History, Biography, Art Design, Drawing, Photography, Art and Photography
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Reviews M.C. Escher

  • Bill
    2007-10-16
    Like most high school and college students, I went through an Escher phase. Without the aid of psychotropic substances or any sort of interest in vaguely mathematical patterns, mind you, so it didn't last long, but still, it happened, and this was the book I bought as it was going on. And, you know, it's a reprinting of various Escher pieces. At the time, I'd have probably rated it 5 stars, but now, it gets an "I'm no longer quite so impressed, b...
  • Susan
    2012-08-20
    I love that small children are drawn to this!
  • Joey
    2010-06-15
    This book contains art along with comments from the artist explaining what he was trying to accomplish and where he felt he did well and not so well. His words add a lot to the appreciation of the well known images. It's a fun book that would be great to get again to study and try recreating.
  • Giuliana keimich
    2010-03-31
    Amazing combination of draw, math, shadow and creativity.
  • Paola Ghisalberti
    2013-11-25
    love travelling thru his art! magical!
  • Oana Sipos
    2016-03-20
    This guy was a genious and every sketch is a challenge for your mind. Recommended to #analyse.
  • Kayleigh
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Jon Greene
    2017-12-07
    Beautiful and fascinating.
  • Emelia
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Dayna
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Adriel
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Guy
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Valentine
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Daisy
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Quincy
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Marco Odradek
    2018-02-08
    "Chi si meraviglia di qualcosa si rende consapevole di tale meraviglia."
  • Craig
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Irving
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Rosie
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Cade
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Kathy
    2017-05-11
    All the illustrations were from Escher's "impossible" drawings. He fascinates a viewer with his imagination and perspective
  • Jake Woods
    2018-04-10
    Within You / Without You
  • Devero
    2017-11-07
    Per chi ama Escher e le sue opere; la versione inglese in nulla è superiore a quella italiana nelle immagini, ma la presentazione è diversa e ugualmente interessante.
  • Nakia
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Heather
    2017-03-17
    M.C. Escher's art has always fascinated me and this is a great collection of some of his most famous prints.
  • Elizabeth Sims
    2017-03-03
    This book spoke to me so hard in college back in the 70s. But I gave it away after a while. Saw the Escher touring show last year(?) I think and bought a new copy! I still love MCE's combining of the hallucinogenic and the precise.
  • Howard Gordon
    2017-07-22
    Dutch artist M. C. Escher crafted dense, complicated structures at once beautiful and playful, exploring the limits of perception and the relationships between figures and space, mostly with woodcuts and lithographs.This book consists of key works from these investigations, animals changing species and crawling off page, mazes and reflections that would have fascinated Borges.
  • João Pedro
    2014-10-08
    Portuguese / EnglishGenial. Esta palavra é usada muitas vezes sem razão de ser, mas neste caso aplica-se perfeitamente. Escher foi um artista que misturava arte com matemática e os resultados são espantosos. Se fosse só pelas gravuras, já teria ficado satisfeito. No entanto, a descrição que o artista faz de cada litografia, xilografia e outras é como se nos revelasse um código secreto. Ao invés de diminuir o efeito mágico dos desenhos...
  • Vov
    2014-08-27
    I'll start off by saying that I'm a sucker for Escher's art. He was a brilliant artist.This is a very short book (a few hours worth of content, if you like to take your time and carefully examine each piece), showcasing some of Escher's famous works. Explanations in Escher's own words to each of his works is a nice and welcome touch, as well as the division of art by subject (Mirror Images, Inversion, Relativities etc). However, I did find the ex...