Adventures with impossible figures
Bruno Ernst describes the methods which are used to construct intriguing impossible figures which can tease the eye and baffle the imagination. Copious examples and illustrations are drawn from his own work and from the fertile imaginations of Escher and Oscar Reutersvard.
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