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The fantastic world of M.C. Escher

Author: Michele Emmer; Atlas Video, Inc.; Film 7 International.
Publisher: [Bethesda, Md.] : Distributed exclusively by Atlas Video, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : Partial animation   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this overview of the life and work of M.C. Escher, examples of his incredibly detailed prints are shown and analyzed with particular attention to his use of symmetry and geometrical figures. Patterns in the Italian countryside and mosaic tiles from Spain were two major influences in the printmaker's work, as was the work of mathematicians specializing in "impossible objects" which could be drawn, but not created  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
In art
Named Person: M C Escher; M C Escher; M C Escher
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Emmer; Atlas Video, Inc.; Film 7 International.
ISBN: 1569380511 9781569380512
OCLC Number: 31451798
Notes: "Produced with the kind permission of The M.C. Escher Foundation, Baarn, Holland."
Originally produced by Film 7 International, Rome, Italy, in 1980.
Some animation.
Credits: Camera, Giulio Battiferri, Elio Bisignani, Carlo Alberto Cerchio ; music, Ennio Morricone ; editing, Floriana D'Ambrosio.
Performer(s): H.S.M. Coxeter, R. Penrose.
Description: 1 videocassette (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: a film by Michele Emmer.

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In this overview of the life and work of M.C. Escher, examples of his incredibly detailed prints are shown and analyzed with particular attention to his use of symmetry and geometrical figures. Patterns in the Italian countryside and mosaic tiles from Spain were two major influences in the printmaker's work, as was the work of mathematicians specializing in "impossible objects" which could be drawn, but not created in three dimensional space. Escher incorporated all of these elements to create a fantastic world described as an encounter between imagination and the culture of mathematics and science.

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