Mathematician Bruno Ernst visited Escher every week for a year, creating a friendship that allowed Ernst an inside look at the creative process of one of the world’s most amazing creative geniuses. Escher edited the book’s materials to ensure an accurate depiction of his work.
This book contains biographical data of Escher’s life, 250 illustrations, and thorough explanations of the mathematics involved in creating many of his stunning images.
Chapters include: Explorations into Perspective, Creating Impossible Worlds, Marvelous Designs of Nature and Mathematics, and An Artist’s Approach to Infinity. There are discussions and images of limits, crystals, cubes, icosahedrons, moebius strips, spheres, spirals, and square limits. Something for every mathematics/art fan.
For those looking for an online experience: on the Official Website of M.C. Escher you can find information about the use of M.C. Escher’s work, a short biography, bibliography, links and some fun stuff like a Virtual Ride through some of his works. You can also order posters, sculptures, ties, t-shirts, watches.
Enjoy the fabulous works of a modern master!