Maurits Cornelis Escher was a Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for most of his life neglected in the art world, even in his native Netherlands. He was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held.
Intricate patterns, elegant geometries, and mind-boggling graphics are trademarks of the fascinating creations of M.C. Escher. This set puts his magical visual world right at your fingertips with 17 easy-to-assemble paper sculptures, transforming his dynamically repeating patterns into three-dimensional polyhedra. The accompanying booklet reviews the geometric principles and artistic inventions underlying Escher’s optical marvels.
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