M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work by M.C. Escher

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Read M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work Online Free - 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 "



Title : M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work
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ISBN : 3822858641
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 92 pages


Reviews


Petra Eggs rated it ★★★★★

May 05, 2015

Escher is enlightening, mind-bending and if the essence (not the stories) of the sci-fi genre of other worlds could be painted instead of written, it would look like this.


Bill rated it ★★★☆☆

October 16, 2007

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 kn...


Milica rated it ★★★★☆

March 21, 2016

"(T)here came a moment when it seemed as though scales fell from my eyes. I discovered that technical mastery was no longer my sole aim, for I became gripped by another desire, the existence of which I had never suspected. Ideas came into my mind quite unrelated to graphic art, notions which so f...


Joey rated it ★★★★☆

June 15, 2010

This book contains art along with comments from the artist explaining what he was trying to accomplish and where he felt he did well and not so well. His words add a lot to the appreciation of the well known images. It's a fun book that would be great to get again to study and try recreating.


Giuliana rated it ★★★★★

March 31, 2010

Amazing combination of draw, math, shadow and creativity.


Paola rated it ★★★★★

May 19, 2014

love travelling thru his art! magical!


Susan rated it ★★★★☆

August 20, 2012

I love that small children are drawn to this!


Oana rated it ★★★★★

April 17, 2016

This guy was a genious and every sketch is a challenge for your mind. Recommended to #analyse.


Kayleigh rated it ★★★★☆

September 07, 2017

A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.


Emelia rated it ★★★★☆

September 07, 2017

A well written book. Enjoyed reading it.





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