Intricate patterns, elegant geometries, and mind-boggling graphics are trademarks of the magical visual world of Dutch artist M. C. Escher (1898–1972.) Mysterious and mathematical at once, his work has captivated scientists, scholars, and popular culture, inspiring book covers, album art, films, posters, and puzzles.
This book brings Escher’s tessellated wonders into your own hands with easy-to-assemble paper sculptures. Folding along perforated edges, you can transform the artist’s richly dimensional designs into intricate, interlocking objects of forming and reforming patterns, including genius arrangements of flowers, butterflies, lizards, and seashells. The book includes concise instructions as well as a review of the geometric principles and artistic invention underlying Escher’s optical marvels.