M.C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry
Doris Schattschneider's Visions of Symmetry is a study of Escher's work. It deals with one powerful obsession that preoccupied Escher: what he called "the regular division of the plane," the puzzlelike interlocking of birds, fish, lizards, and other natural forms in continuous patterns. Schattschneider asks, "How did he do it?" She answers the question by analyzing Escher's notebooks.
Visions of Symmetry includes many of Escher's masterworks, as well as hundreds of lesser-known examples of his work. This new edition also features a foreward and an illustrated epilogue that reveals new information about Escher's inspiration and shows how his ideas of symmetry have influenced mathematicians, computer scientists, and contemporary artists.
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Review: MC Escher: Visions of SymmetryUser Review - Bill Wells - Goodreads
A great book! The focus of looking at Escher's work as it relates to mathematics gives you a whole new insight. The examination of his notebooks and research material was very enlightening. Maybe not ... Read full review
Review: MC Escher: Visions of SymmetryUser Review - James F - Goodreads
The most in depth of the books I've read on Escher, although it only deals with one part of his work -- the regular divisions of the plane. It traces the origins of his work on tilings through his ... Read full review
Early signs 2 The fascination of regular division of the plane
An important journey 15 The open gate 19 The geometric
The 19411942 notebooks 54 Eschers theory in relation
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