The Amazing World of M.C. Escher (paperback)

National Galleries of Scotland
Patrick Elliott, Micky Piller, Frans Peterse
Page count:
144 print pages
80 colour
Item Size:
24.5 x 22 cm

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This extensively illustrated art book offers the opportunity to rediscover M.C. Escher (1898-1972), a giant of twentieth-century art. With over 100 prints and drawing illustrated in this art book, spanning his career, which are from the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, the Netherlands. The book contains catalogue entries on each of the works and essays by the three authors, which discuss the life and work of M.C. Escher.

The Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898-1972) created some of the most celebrated and extraordinary images in twentieth-century art, yet he remains an elusive figure. He was championed in the 1960s by mathematicians who admired his grasp of geometry and by hippies who claimed him as the godfather of psychedelic art.

A fabulously imaginative artist of unparalleled technical ability, he focused exclusively on graphic art, never affiliating to any group, and was a one-person art movement creating some of the most famous and popular images in modern art.

Cover Image Credit; Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands. © 2015 The M.C. Escher Company – Baarn, The Netherlands. All rights reserved