The Amazing World of M.C. Escher
'Sums up the genius of Escher himself, an orderly man who made inexhaustibly extraordinary things' - The Guardian
This fascinating catalogue accompanies a 2015 exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and Dulwich Picture Gallery in London - the largest ever held in the UK. The book offers the opportunity to rediscover M.C. Escher (1898-1972) - an artist who focused exclusively on graphic art and created some of the most popular images in modern art with his optical illusions in which floors becoming ceilings, exteriors becoming interiors and stairs rise infinitely but lead nowhere.
Showcasing nearly 100 of Escher's greatest drawings and prints, the volume covers the span of Escher’s creations from his student work and early meticulous drawings of Italian landscapes through his tessellating patterns to his final print of snakes writhing through a disc of chain mail, made in 1969.
- Author: Patrick Elliott, Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Date published: August 2015
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-1906270889
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 24.6 x 1.4 cm
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