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M.C. Escher’s Legacy

A Centennial Celebration

Collection of articles coming from the M.C.Escher Centennial Conference, Rome 1998

Emmer, Michele, Schattschneider, Doris (Eds.)

1st ed. 2003. 2nd printing 2005, XVI, 458 p.

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From the reviews of the hardcover edition:

"... This conference [an international congress held in June of 1998 in Rome and Ravello, Italy, to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Escher] resulted in an immensely interesting collection of articles presented in the book M.C.Escher's Legacy, A Centennial Celebration". ... 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."

Reza Sarhangi, 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 (Coxeter, Penrose, Ernst et al). Even though short, these are rewarding to read.

If you are an educator in any of the fields mentioned in the paragraph below, this book is immediately worth a look... If I was a librarian of an institution which encompassed any two of fine arts, mathematics philosophy, physical science, psychology, I would definitely demand its purchase: if as many as three of them, demand it loudly! ... the CD-ROM ... is an excellent addition to the book, and contains much more material, including "video" excerpts from some of the lectures.)"

Warren Brisley, Australian Mathematical Society GAZETTE, Volume 30, Number 2, May 2003

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Design - M.C.Escher - Volume - anamorphosis - art - fractal - perception - tesselations

Related subjects » Geometry & Topology

Table of contents 

Escher’s Fondness for Animals.- Selection is Distortion.- Ravello: An Escherian Place.- Mystery, Classicism, Elegance: an Endless Chase After Magic.- M.C. Escher and C.v.S. Roosevelt.- Escher’s Sense of Wonder.- In Search of M.C. Escher’s Metaphysical Unconscious.- Parallel Worlds: Escher and Mathematics, Revisited.- M.C. Escher in Italy: The Trail Back.- Islamic Patterns: The Spark in Escher’s Genius.- Space Time with M.C. Escher and R. Buckminster Fuller.- Between Illusion and Reality.- Painting After M.C. Escher.- M.C. Escher: Art, Math, and Cinema.- Organic Structures Related to M.C. Escher’s Work.- Extending Escher’s Recognizable-Motif Tilings to Multiple-Solution Tilings and Fractal Tilings.- A Circle Limit in Stone.- Portrait of Escher: Behind the Mirror.- Life After Escher: A (Young) Artist’s Journey.- Sharing some Common Interests of M.C. Escher.- New Expressions in Tessellating Art: Layered Three-Dimensional Tessellations.- The Mirrors of the Master.- Tilings and Other Unusual Escher-Related Prints.- Escher-Like Patterns from Pentagonal Tilings.- Not the Tiles, but the Joints: A little Bridge Between M.C. Escher and Leonardo da Vinci.- Architecture, Perspective and Scenography in the Graphic Work of M.C. Escher: From Vredeman de Vries to Luca Ronconi.- Hand with Reflective Sphere to Six-Point Perspective Sphere.- Families of Escher Patterns.- The Trigonometry of Escher’s Woodcut Circle Limit III.- Escher in the Classroom.- Chaotic Geodesic Motion: An Extension of M.C. Escher’s Circle Limit Designs.- Rotations and Notations.- Folding Rings of Eight Cubes.- Dethronement of the Symmetry Plane.- Computer Games Based on Escher’s Spatial Illusions.- Escher’s World: Structure, Symmetry, Sense.- Adapting Escher’s Rules for “Regular Division of the Plane” to Create TesselMania!.- M.C. Escher at the Museum: An Educator’s Perspective.- Escher, Napoleon, Fermat and the Nine-point Centre.- The Symmetry Mystique.- Escher-Like Tessellations on Spherical Models.

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