id: 02365799
dt: b
an: 2006b.00815
au: Schattschneider, Doris
ti: M.C. Escher ’Visions of symmetry’.
so: Thames and Hudson, London (ISBN 0-500-51169-1). vp. (2004).
py: 2004
pu: Thames and Hudson, London
la: EN
cc: A30 G50
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ab: The book deals with one powerful obsession that preoccupied Escher: what he
called "the regular division of the plane," the puzzle-like
interlocking of birds, fish, lizards, and other natural forms in
continuous patterns. Schattschneider asks, "How did he do it?" She
answers the question by meticulously analyzing Escher’s notebooks,
and the New Scientist described the result as "a collection of
detective stories whose plots are brilliantly organized patterns." Like
the first edition of the book, this new volume includes many of
Escher’s masterworks, as well as hundreds of lesser-known examples of
his work. It also features an illustrated epilogue by the author that
reveals new information about Escher’s inspiration and shows how his
ideas of symmetry have influenced mathematicians, computer scientists,
and contemporary artists. Visions of Symmetry is a trip into the mind
of a creator who continues to captivate the world.
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