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
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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...
  • Mehsi
    2018-05-20
    Een mooi boek over Escher's werken. Ik heb eigenlijk niet echt de beschrijvingen gelezen die voor in het boek stonden, ik kwam voor de tekeningen. :P En die stelden zeker niet teleur. Er waren er zelfs een paar die ik nog niet kende, of die niet meteen een Oh, die, momentje aanwakkerde. Escher was echt briljant met zijn art, en dat allemaal zonder enig hulp van een computer, wat me nieuwsgierig maakt naar wat Escher nog meer had kunnen maken als ...
  • 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.
  • Devero
    2018-07-02
    Un paio di anni fa li vidi dal vero, a una mostra a Roma, gli originali di Escher. Già nelle sue prime illustrazioni, realistiche, si intuisce qualcosa di come evolverà il suo stile e delle meraviglie che creerà.Per me resta uno dei migliori del XX secolo, meglio di artisti sopravvalutati come Picasso, Warhol o Matisse o Dalì.
  • Bestehanimlar
    2018-06-05
    Sanatçının kendi sunumu olması bence bir artı. Çünkü tam anlamıyla ne düşündüğünü ve yapıtlarını oluştururken nasıl bir yol izlediğini ilk ağızdan öğrenebiliyoruz. Bunun dışında alışılmış sanat kitapları gibi sanatçının yaşamıyla ilgili detaylı bilgi bulunmuyor, bunun bir eksi olduğunu düşünmüyorum.
  • 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.
  • Jojo
    2018-07-30
    I just love Escher's work an to see his drawings with details of the context and geometry is heaven to me
  • Quincy
    2017-09-07
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.
  • Marco
    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
  • 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.