MAGIC MIRROR OF M. C. ESCHERBRUNO ERNST Book Number: 91549 Product format: Hardback
Showcases the renowned Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972). Pictured are his famous works including The Worlds (carp below water, leaves on lake), Still Life with Reflecting Globe (in which the artist is pictured), Puddle, Spirals, Depth (fish-like bomber aircraft), Magic Mirror, Fish and Scales, Dream, St. Peter Rome and more. Long before the first computer-generated 3-D images, Escher was a master of the third dimension. His lithograph Magic Mirror dates as far back as 1946. By taking such a title for the book, mathematician Bruno Ernst stressed the enrapturing spell Escher's work invariably casts on those who see it. Ernst visited Escher every week for a year, systematically talking through his entire oeuvre with him. Scientific, psychological, or aesthetic criteria alone cannot do it justice. What preliminary studies were necessary before achieving the final version? How are his various creations interrelated? This updated and redesigned edition of a true classic - complete with biographical data, 250 illustrations, and a thorough breaking-down of each mathematical problem. New from Taschen. Handsome cloth bound edition with tipped-in illus to front cover, 23 x 30cm, 160 pages.
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