M.C. Escher's Legacy: A Centennial Celebration : Collection of Articles Coming from the M.C. Escher Centennial Conference, Rome, 1998

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Doris Schattschneider, Michele Emmer
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 4, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 458 pages
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... This conference [... to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Escher] resulted in an immensely interesting collection of articles ... Although Escher himself is no longer among us, M.C.Escher's Legacy, like a garden of continually blooming flowers, allows us to appreciate his heritage anew.

Notices of the AMS April 2003

... It is a handsome volume, and contains articles from 41 people, which cover a wide range of artistic and analytical endeavour. ... A quick dip into each section produces small gems. ... there is enough here to provide rich pickings for any interested party, no matter what their particular discipline is. Embedded in the various articles are even snippets which illuminate Escher's intentions, and his relationships with his mathematician friends ... Even though short, these are rewarding to read.

... the CD-ROM ... is an excellent addition to the book, and contains much more material, including "video" excerpts from some of the lectures."

Australian Math. Soc. GAZETTE May 2003

 

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Contents

Eschers Fondness for Animals
1
Selection is Distortion
5
An Escherian Place
17
an Endless Chase After Magic
24
MC Escher and CvS Roosevelt
52
Eschers Sense of Wonder
63
In Search of MC Eschers Metaphysical Unconscious
69
Escher and Mathematics Revisited
83
Tilings and Other Unusual EscherRelated Prints
230
EscherLike Patterns from Pentagonal Tilings
244
A little Bridge Between MC Escher and Leonardo da Vinci
252
From Vredeman de Vries to Luca Ronconi
265
Hand with Reflective Sphere to SixPoint Perspective Sphere
275
Families of Escher Patterns
286
The Trigonometry of Eschers Woodcut Circle Limit III
297
Escher in the Classroom
305

The Trail Back
92
The Spark in Eschers Genius
100
Space Time with MC Escher and R Buckminster Fuller
113
Between Illusion and Reality
125
Painting After MC Escher
130
Art Math and Cinema
142
Organic Structures Related to MC Eschers Work
150
Extending Eschers RecognizableMotif Tilings to MultipleSolution Tilings and Fractal Tilings
154
A Circle Limit in Stone
166
Behind the Mirror
175
A Young Artists Journey
189
Sharing some Common Interests of MC Escher
199
Layered ThreeDimensional Tessellations
207
The Mirrors of the Master
215
An Extension of MC Eschers Circle Limit Designs
318
Rotations and Notations
334
Folding Rings of Eight Cubes
343
Dethronement of the Symmetry Plane
353
Computer Games Based on Eschers Spatial Illusions
366
Structure Symmetry Sense
379
Adapting Eschers Rules for Regular Division of the Plane to Create TesselMania
393
An Educators Perspective
408
Escher Napoleon Fermat and the Ninepoint Centre
420
The Symmetry Mystique
427
EscherLike Tessellations on Spherical Models
442
Solution to Scott Kims puzzle
448
About the Authors
449
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Doris Schattschneider holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Yale University and taught mathematics at Moravian College for 34 years. She is the author of more than 40 articles, and author or editor of several books. She was Director for two FIPSE-funded projects that developed A COMPANION TO CALCULUS and mentored several campuses in developing a course integrating precalculus review with a first course in calculus. She has been active in the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) at all levels, and was editor of MATHEMATICS MAGAZINE 1981 1985. In 1993 she received the national MAA Award for Distinguished Teaching of College or University Mathematics.

Michele Emmer is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rome "La Sapienza.

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