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...

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Title:M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work
Author:M.C. Escher
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ISBN:3822858641
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:92 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. And, you know, it's a reprinting of various Escher pieces. At the time, I'd have probably rated it 5 stars, but now, it gets an "I'm no longer quite so impressed, but still appreciate the artistry involved" 3 star

    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 know, it's a reprinting of various Escher pieces. At the time, I'd have probably rated it 5 stars, but now, it gets an "I'm no longer quite so impressed, but still appreciate the artistry involved" 3 star rating. If you like this sort of thing, though, this is the sort of book you'll like.

  • Petra Eggs
    Aug 30, 2008

    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.

  • 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 recreating.

  • Susan
    Aug 20, 2012

    I love that small children are drawn to this!

  • Milica Chotra
    Aug 24, 2012

    (M. C. Escher)

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  • Paola Ghisalberti
    Nov 25, 2013

    love travelling thru his art! magical!

  • João Pedro
    Oct 08, 2014

    Portuguese / English

    Genial. Esta palavra é usada muitas vezes sem razão de ser, mas neste caso aplica-se perfeitamente.

    Escher foi um artista que misturava arte com matemática e os resultados são espantosos.

    Se fosse só pelas gravuras, já teria ficado satisfeito. No entanto, a descrição que o artista faz de cada litografia, xilografia e outras é como se nos revelasse um código secreto. Ao invés de diminuir o efeito mágico dos desenhos, torna-os ainda mais espantosos (se tal é possível).

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    Portuguese / English

    Genial. Esta palavra é usada muitas vezes sem razão de ser, mas neste caso aplica-se perfeitamente.

    Escher foi um artista que misturava arte com matemática e os resultados são espantosos.

    Se fosse só pelas gravuras, já teria ficado satisfeito. No entanto, a descrição que o artista faz de cada litografia, xilografia e outras é como se nos revelasse um código secreto. Ao invés de diminuir o efeito mágico dos desenhos, torna-os ainda mais espantosos (se tal é possível).

    A filosofia de um verdadeiro artista é apresentada pelo próprio no início da obra, onde a técnica não é a finalidade, mas uma ferramenta ao seu dispor para concretizar as suas visões muito peculiares.

    Mais uma vez, genial.

    Google Translate:

    Genial. This word is used often for no reason, but in this case it applies perfectly.

    Escher was an artist who mixed art with math and the results are astounding.

    If it was just by the pictures, I would have been satisfied. However, the description that the artist makes each lithograph, woodcut and other is as if he reveal a secret code. Rather than lessen the magical effect of the drawings, it makes them even more amazing (if that is possible).

    The philosophy of a true artist is presented by itself at the beginning of the work, where the technique is not the goal, but a tool at their disposal to achieve their very peculiar views.

    Again, genius.

  • Matt Holmes
    Jan 16, 2017

    Coffee table book I snagged at the Old People Book Store. Weird dude, but the things he did with perspective were truly wacky.

  • Nattawut Phetmak
    Feb 05, 2017

    M.C. Escher ถือไดวาเปนอัจฉริยะดานภาพวาดเชิงคณิตศาสตรและความเปนไปไมได เชนภาพวาดนำตกทีไหลในไมรูจบ

    เอางายๆ วาถาโลกนีไมมีเคา ตอนนีเราคงไมมีหนังทีทำกราฟิกเชิงนามธรรมอยาง inception, dr. strange หรือเกมสุดประหลาดอยาง fez, monument valley

    ในเลมมีภาพวาดเจงๆ เกือบทังหมดใหดูอยางไมรูเบือ พรอมคำอธิบายและวิเคราะหสันๆ ประจำรูป แตไมมีชีวประวัติใหอานนะ

    M.C. Escher ถือได้ว่าเป็นอัจฉริยะด้านภาพวาดเชิงคณิตศาสตร์และความเป็นไปไม่ได้ เช่นภาพวาดน้ำตกที่ไหลในไม่รู้จบ

    เอาง่ายๆ ว่าถ้าโลกนี้ไม่มีเค้า ตอนนี้เราคงไม่มีหนังที่ทำกราฟิกเชิงนามธรรมอย่าง inception, dr. strange หรือเกมสุดประหลาดอย่าง fez, monument valley

    ในเล่มมีภาพวาดเจ๋งๆ เกือบทั้งหมดให้ดูอย่างไม่รู้เบื่อ พร้อมคำอธิบายและวิเคราะห์สั้นๆ ประจำรูป แต่ไม่มีชีวประวัติให้อ่านนะ