THE MAGIC OF M.C.ESCHER
As beautiful and complex as an Escher work itself--a classic study of a great artist and his works on paper
M.C. Escher (1898-1972) is renowned for his ability to render the visions of his mind's eye. The visions themselves were remarkable: for Escher, the skin of the visible world was nothing more than a piece of cloth that could be cut, folded, shaped, and rearranged in marvelous ways. A superb draftsman, he portrayed these other-worldly transformations of space within the familiar borders of a sheet of paper. The resulting images have become the favorite artworks of viewers around the world. The Magic of M.C. Escher does justice to this original artist's inventions. Escher's works--woodcuts, lithographs, and drawings, accompanied by quotes from the author--are brilliantly arranged to form a cinematic look at his achievements. Here is the magical world of the artist's mind, an uncharted realm full of exotic conceptions and inventions.
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