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The magic mirror of M.C. Escher

Author: Bruno Ernst
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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This is the most comprehensive look we have ever had of Escher's enigmatic life and his whole range of work. Throughout this superb volume we are shown, with the aid of sketches and diagrams, how the artist arrived at his most provocative creations. Perhaps no other contemporary artist so awakens our sense of wonder at the grand designs to be found in our world - even in the commonplace. To see an Escher print is to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ernst, Bruno.
Magic mirror of M.C. Escher.
New York : Random House, ©1976
(OCoLC)557788733
Named Person: M C Escher; M C Escher; M C ESCHER
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Ernst
ISBN: 039449217X 9780394492179
OCLC Number: 2565789
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Part One: Drawing is deception --
The magic mirror --
The life of M.C. Escher --
An artist who could not be pigeonholed --
Contrast in life and work --
How his work developed --
Drawing is deception --
The art of the Alhambra --
Explorations into perspective --
Stamps, murals, and bank notes --
Part Two: Worlds that cannot exist --
Creating impossible worlds --
Craftsmanship --
Simultaneous worlds --
Worlds that cannot exist --
Marvelous designs of nature and mathematics --
An artist's approach to infinity.
Responsibility: Bruno Ernst ; [translated from the Dutch by John E. Brigham].

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This is the most comprehensive look we have ever had of Escher's enigmatic life and his whole range of work. Throughout this superb volume we are shown, with the aid of sketches and diagrams, how the artist arrived at his most provocative creations. Perhaps no other contemporary artist so awakens our sense of wonder at the grand designs to be found in our world - even in the commonplace. To see an Escher print is to discover the infinite possibilities of the human imagination. -- from back cover.

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