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M C Escher the Graphic Work

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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

Synopsis:

This title presents the work of M.C. Escher, 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.

Synopsis:

Renowned artist 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. Weird, beautiful, finely detailed illusions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822858646
Manufactured:
Taschen
Publisher:
Taschen
Manufactured:
Taschen
Author:
Escher, M.C.
Author:
Taschen
Location:
Kèoln Germany
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
Prints
Subject:
European
Subject:
History - Romantic
Subject:
History - European
Subject:
Prints, Dutch.
Subject:
Graphic Arts - General
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Basic Art
Series Volume:
1966
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
77
Dimensions:
8.88x6.05x.37 in. .78 lbs.

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Product details 77 pages Taschen - English 9783822858646 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This title presents the work of M.C. Escher, 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.
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Renowned artist 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. Weird, beautiful, finely detailed illusions.
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