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M. C. Escher Book of Boxes: 100 Years 1898-1998 (Taschen Specials) Paperback – February 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen (February 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822878790
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822878798
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.2 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,283,589 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Since 1999 on June 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
I rated this book 5 stars since it is exactly what is says it is and the designs are very inventive. This book conatins 21 thin cardboard, punch-out designs. After you punch them out, you are guided with pictures on how to fold them. So, this book is truly "a book of boxes", but if you are looking for more advanced oragami, you would not be interested.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. H. Wilson on February 14, 2010
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This book helps you finalize physically, how the drawings,theory and constructions of MC Escher can come alive.
As I have loved his works through my life, I didn't have the mathematical orientation to bring to life the
constructions brought to you in these printed pages. The book supplies the precut printed iterations of the artist and illustrates how they can be assembled into beautiful little "works of art". They demonstrate not any particular
items Escher constructed, but how his art can seamlessly cover a isometric object. I believe anyone curious about how
his surface plane coverings work will enjoy this book. I believe this is a could be the fulmination to building and companion to the publication of Doris Schattschneider and Wallace Walker's, M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles. This short
publication of 57 pages more describes, how the artists repetitive art is applied on geometric solids ,not his own but, the authors and how they have applied them to various forms called Kaleidocycles.I'm sure any fan of Escher will
appreciate these two pamplets on this artist. One last referral on this subject, I have purchased a program by a company, Pedagoguery, that produces a software program, TESS. This program will help a person generate his own artwork in the Escher style by producing a tiled graphic file,that when printed could be used to cover particular geometric solids. I find this program a God send to me in producing artistic output for this particular purpose.
I recommend all of these three items for the mathematically and artistic gifted or challenged and lovers of
MC Escher.
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These books are wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!! I wish I could find more. Each box is perforated to easily come off the page with no little stubs where it was punched out. They are more colorful than I would have imagined for the medium. I make up the boxes as gift boxes for small gifts - earrings, foreign coins, little treasures. My friends have told me that they love the box as much as the gift. I have made templates for more boxes but that each box folds into an Escher design is delightful. Like I said, I don't want to tell the truth but I have.
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I could use a coin purse. Most of these boxes are the right size to fit in some of my pockets, but the posterboard is unlikely to wear well and coins might be falling on the floor as soon as I pulled some of these boxes out of my pocket. They might be noticed hanging on strings from the ceiling of a small room, but really, just wanting to play with these boxes is about all they can do.
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3 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 11, 1999
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This collection of boxes is full of beauty and simplicit
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