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M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

  • Title: M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work
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  • ISBN : 9783822858646
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 92 pages


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 Orna 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 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


Author M.C Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher, usually referred to as M.C Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture and tessellations.Maurits Cornelis, or Mauk as he came to be nicknamed, was was the youngest son of civil engineer George Arnold Escher and hi




M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work Reviews (31)

  • This is a great was to explore this artist s work, especially since here the introduction and the picture explanation are done by him written before his death in 1972 In the introduciton he talks, among other things, of how he creates the works, his wood preferences, and the development of his style [..]

  • 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, i [..]

  • This is a very interesting experience It s not just a book, it is a story, it is an exhibition, it is an experience It starts with a great introduction by Escher, that just made me want to read even about his life and his beliefs After, you go straight into the images and their descriptions I enjoy [..]

  • 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 b [..]

  • I love that small children are drawn to this [..]

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