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The Infinite World of M.C. Escher

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A collection of graphic art works with accompanying descriptive text.
Hardcover, 152 pages
Published May 1984 by Abradale/Abrams (first published 1971)
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Joann
Apr 13, 2014 Joann rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, essays, art
This is a beautiful book of 184 of Escher's wood engravings and lithographs. There are two essays, but they are of minor interest. You get this book to look at the art, not to read. Not to read for an important reason. The essays are type set in close leaded Helvetica heavy in wide columns without any paragraph breaks!

As a graphic designer I have the urge to strangle the person who ordered this typesetting! After a paragraph or two it all blends into a dull gray blur, almost impossible easily r
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Maurits Cornelis Escher, usually referred to as M.C. Escher, was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs and mezzotints. These feature impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture and tessellations.

Maurits Cornelis, or "Mauk" as he came to be nicknamed, was was the youngest son of civil engineer George Arnold Escher and hi
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