M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

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 Orna Presenting the structurally unthinkable as though it were a law of nature M.C. Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden ...

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Title:M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work
Author:M.C. Escher
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Genres:Art
ISBN:M.C. Escher: grafiek en tekeningen
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:92 pages pages

M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work Reviews

  • Bill
    Oct 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. ...
  • Tobin Elliott
    Sep 03, 2018
    Very simply, an excellent primer on one of the premier artists of our generation. ...
  • Giuliana keimich
    Mar 31, 2010
    Amazing combination of draw, math, shadow and creativity. ...
  • Joey
    Jun 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 recr...
  • Gratsiela Borisova
    Dec 01, 2018
    The album is overall good - high-quality print and it includes quotes from Escher himself. What I didn't like was how the text and images are distributed throughout the album. All descriptions are in one place (at the beginning of the album), and all the images are shoved after that. I...
  • Elizabeth Sims
    Mar 03, 2017
    This book spoke to me so hard in college back in the 70s. But I gave it away after a while. Saw the Escher touring show last year(?) I think and bought a new copy! I still love MCE's combining of the hallucinogenic and the precise. ...
  • Jojo
    Jul 30, 2018
    I just love Escher's work an to see his drawings with details of the context and geometry is heaven to me ...
  • Oana Sipos
    Mar 20, 2016
    This guy was a genious and every sketch is a challenge for your mind. Recommended to #analyse. ...
  • Heather
    Mar 17, 2017
    M.C. Escher's art has always fascinated me and this is a great collection of some of his most famous prints. ...
  • Susan
    Aug 20, 2012
    I love that small children are drawn to this! ...
  • Paola Ghisalberti
    Nov 25, 2013
    love travelling thru his art! magical! ...
  • Lthmath
    Apr 27, 2019
    This is a very interesting experience! It's not just a book, it is a story, it is an exhibition, it is an experience. It starts with a great introduction by Escher, that just made me want to read even more about his life and his beliefs. After, you go straight into the images and t...
  • Jake Woods
    Apr 10, 2018
    Within You / Without You ...
  • Kathy
    May 11, 2017
    All the illustrations were from Escher's "impossible" drawings. He fascinates a viewer with his imagination and perspective ...
  • Courtland Stone
    May 29, 2019
    Splendid depictions of often dreamlike labyrinths, patterns, infinities, mirrors, and illusions, no wonder his art is on the covers of Borges' short story collections. ...
  • Craig
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Rosie
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Emelia
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Nakia
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Adriel
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Dayna
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Guy
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Daisy
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Cade
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Valentine
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Quincy
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Irving
    Sep 07, 2017
    A well written book. Enjoyed reading it. ...
  • Jon Greene
    Dec 07, 2017
    Beautiful and fascinating. ...
  • Destarte
    Sep 03, 2018
    I've always adored the works of M.C. Escher. This is a small, yet stunning collection which included many of my faves. His talent was unsurpassed & most impressive. Only thing that could've made it better would've been the size of the book. It was smaller than I expected, which is ...
  • 7jane
    Oct 29, 2018
    This is a great was to explore this artist's work, especially since here the introduction and the picture explanation are done by him (written before his death in 1972). In the introduciton he talks, among other things, of how he creates the works, his wood-preferences, and the develop...