M. C. Escher Visions of Symmetry

ISBN-10: 0810943085

ISBN-13: 9780810943087

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

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List price: $42.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Abrams, Inc.
Publication date: 5/21/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.444
Language: English

Foreword: Patterns that Haunt the Mind
The Route to Regular Division
Early signs
The fascination of regular division of the plane
An important journey
The open gate
The geometric rules
Developing a "layman's theory,"
Sources that came too late
Other experiments in regular division
The 1941-1942 Notebooks
The 1941-1942 notebooks
Escher's theory in relation to mathematical and crystallographic classification
Escher and the scientists on contrast and color
The Regular Division Drawings
From theory to the periodic drawings
The folio notebooks of periodic drawings
The Use of Regular Division
The periodic drawings as sources
Capturing infinity
Metaphor and metamorphosis
Escher's decorative use of regular division of the plane
The use of Escher's work on regular division by others
Notes on the Drawings
New discoveries
Mathematical questions suggested by Escher's symmetry work
The computer and Escher
The artistic legacy of Escher's symmetry work
Ownership and Illustration Credits
Index to periodic drawings by motif
Index to periodic drawings and related work
Index to graphic works
General Index
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