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Achieving the unachievable

Author: Jean BergeronChristiane CiupkaGalina TomovJames HyndmanLocomotion Films.All authors
Publisher: Montréal, Que. : CineFête, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen formatView all editions and formats
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Discusses how the art of M.C. Escher helped mathematician Hendrik Lenstra overcome the Infinity Barrier. In 1956, Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher began a new work that challenged the laws of perspective to a point he found himself unable to pass, the so-called "infinity barrier". The challenges contained in the uncompleted work continued to be unsolved for over 50 years, until mathematician Hendrik Lenstra discovered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Named Person: M C Escher; H W Lenstra; M C Escher; H W Lenstra
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Bergeron; Christiane Ciupka; Galina Tomov; James Hyndman; Locomotion Films.; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.; Bravo! (Television network); ARTV, inc.; Ciné Fête.
OCLC Number: 212382569
Credits: Director of photography, Stefan Ivanov ; original score, Serge Fiori ; editor, Scot Thiessen ; visual and art effects, Achim Schuhmacher & Francois Lord.
Cast: Narrator: James Hyndman.
Description: 1 videodisc (52 in.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: a Locomotion Films production ; in association with Radio Canada Télévision ; produced and developed in association with Bravo: Canada [and] arTV ; written & directed by Jean Bergeron ; produced by Christiane Ciupka & Galina Tomov.
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Discusses how the art of M.C. Escher helped mathematician Hendrik Lenstra overcome the Infinity Barrier. In 1956, Dutch artist Maurits C. Escher began a new work that challenged the laws of perspective to a point he found himself unable to pass, the so-called "infinity barrier". The challenges contained in the uncompleted work continued to be unsolved for over 50 years, until mathematician Hendrik Lenstra discovered a way to finally break through the apparently unbreakable wall.

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