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The Graphic Work Paperback – June, 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 77 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen (June 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3822858641
  • ISBN-13: 978-3822858646
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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M.C. Escher needs no introduction. Or if you prefer, you can read him up on wikipedia or visit his official website. He's the guy responsible for creating amazing illustrations using optical illusions.

This small book is a neat package containing his well known works as well as the less public ones. There's an introduction by M.C. Escher himself. All the illustration are captioned to explain the ideas behind.

(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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Just as the title suggests this book contains The Graphic Work of M.C. Escher. In the beginning of the book there are short descriptional insights about each of the pieces. The rest is filled with Eschers work. If you're an artist and need inspiration or like Eschers work this is a great book. Out of about 90 pages, 70 contain full page prints of Eschers work.
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M.C. Escher is one of those artists that editors and art critics can't help but spew nonsense about. Taschen's collection of Escher's work is remarkably sparse on editorializing and allows the works to do what they have always done best: draw the viewer into the magical and hypnotic realm of M.C. Escher. The prints are extremely crisp and thoughtfully arranged, unlike other collections that throw works together in a hodge-podge fashion.
No other artist of the 20th century has had such wide approval and acclaim as M.C. Escher, and this slim volume perfectly expresses why that is so without resorting to pages upon pages of discussions on deconstruction, reality vs. illusion or image vs. icon, and all the other blah-blah-blah that you'll find in other collections. This collection just allows you to turn the pages and enjoy, which I did and you will too.
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Great M.C. Escher prints to contemplate. The presentation gives you a little sense of historical perspective. Loved reading the captions where the artist offered some description/explanation. Even a few puzzles in his explanations, like his art. Example: one alludes to a mistake in a skyscraper scene that was corrected later in his career, but without clarification (makes you think, which I love).
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As a lover of M.C. Escher's artwork, I purchased this book for my 14-year-old grandson. I knew he would love it because he always took my Escher calendar off the wall to look at all the pictures. Well, I was right. He loves the book. It is full of many of Escher's most famous drawings, covering the many techniques he used. The artwork is truly inspiring. I spend too much time looking at Escher's art and not enough time doing housework. This book is great as a gift...for kids and for adults. It challenges the mind to peruse the fantasy involved in each of the drawings. Money well spent!
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After viewing a display of Esher's art we wanted more information about him and his work. This book was perfect! It included so much of his work and his own thoughts about the creations. It is a good quality paperback book at a great price!
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Whereas the work of most artists will only attract some, I think that no one, from children up, could fail to be amazed by Escher's graphic art: mosaics of living images, metamorphoses of one form into another and weird takes on perspective in a rather spooky, surreal world. This book contains 76 b/w images preceded by an introduction by the artist and a description of each reproduction. Truly brilliant and imaginative
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This is a fascinating book by a unique talent. Escher was a technical genius, a skilled artist, and very creative. I am a long-time fan of Escher's work, and I would highly recommend this book.
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