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, Reference, Design
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Reviews M.C. Escher

  • Petra X
    2008-08-30
    Escher is enlightening, mind-bending and if the essence (not the stories) of the sci-fi genre of other worlds could be painted instead of written, it would look like this.
  • 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...
  • Milica Chotra
    2012-08-24
    "(T)here came a moment when it seemed as though scales fell from my eyes. I discovered that technical mastery was no longer my sole aim, for I became gripped by another desire, the existence of which I had never suspected. Ideas came into my mind quite unrelated to graphic art, notions which so fascinated me that I longed to communicate them to other people. This could not be achieved through words, for these thoughts were not literary ones, but ...
  • 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!
  • Susan
    2012-08-20
    I love that small children are drawn to this!
  • 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.