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M.C. Escher Poster Box
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M.C. Escher Poster Box

by Taschen
 
No artist ever worked harder to render the visions of his mind’s eye than M. C. Escher. The visions themselves were remarkable enough: for Escher, the skin of the visible world was nothing more than a piece of cloth that could be cut, folded, shaped and rearranged in marvellous ways. A superb draughtsman, he set himself the challenge of portraying these

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No artist ever worked harder to render the visions of his mind’s eye than M. C. Escher. The visions themselves were remarkable enough: for Escher, the skin of the visible world was nothing more than a piece of cloth that could be cut, folded, shaped and rearranged in marvellous ways. A superb draughtsman, he set himself the challenge of portraying these otherwordly transformations of space within the familiar borders established by a sheet of paper. The resulting images have become the favorite artworks of tens of thousands of viewers around the world. From 1919 to 1922 Escher studied at the School of Architecture and Ornamental Design in Haarlem and was instructed in graphic techniques by S. Jessurun de Mesquita, a strong personality who greatly infl uenced Escher’s further artistic development. In 1922 he went to Italy and settled in Rome in 1924. During his ten-year stay in Italy, he made many study tours, visiting Abruzzia, the Amalfi coast, Calabria, Sicily, Corsica and Spain. In 1934 he left Italy and spent two years in Switzerland and five years in Brussels, before moving back to Baarn in Holland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435126770
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
10.70(w) x 15.80(h) x 0.90(d)

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