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The works of the Dutch graphic artist, Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898- 1972), have intrigued and delighted for generations. His distortions of space and time, steeped in fantastical imagery, have created a dedicated following around the world. But who was the man behind the intricate and mysterious designs? What inspired his unique and often bizarre prints? And what are the mathematical principals at work in so much of Escher's art? Through first-person accounts by his friends and mathematicians, computer animated recreations of his work and a look at his sources of inspiration in Italy and Spain, The Fantastic World of M.C. Escher answers these questions and more in an engaging exploration that will enrich the understanding and appreciation of Escher and his art.
Great background for anyone who appreciates Escher. I used images to inspire my high school art students.Published 4 months ago by Evelyn D. Nitzberg
This subject deserves a new documentary. The original film appears to have been shot in the 1970's. The image wavers a bit (like film running through a projector). Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Thunderhead22
A dry, boring account of Escher's life and drawings made by other mathematicians who painstakingly explain their relationship to him and his work. Very old soundtrack and footage. Read morePublished on December 18, 2010 by Millbank