“Wonder is the salt of the earth.”
“Puts Escher’s impossible objects in your hands.”
“A TASCHEN book about the artist featuring paper puzzle kits that allow you to actually build [Escher’s] paradoxical structures at home, unlikely as that may seem.”
M.C. Escher. Kaleidocycles
17 easy-to-assemble paper sculptures and book, 8.3 x 10.6 in., 64 pages, in a box, 10.2 x 12.7 x 1.6 in.
Intricate patterns and mind-boggling graphics are trademarks of the fascinating creations of M.C. Escher. This set puts his magical visual world right at your fingertips with 17 easy-to-assemble paper sculptures, transforming his repeating patterns into three-dimensional polyhedra, while the book reviews the geometric principles and artistic invention underlying Escher’s optical marvels.
Illusions in Your Hands
Craft M.C. Escher’s visual riddles in 3D!Mysterious and mathematical at once, the magical visual world of Dutch artist M.C. Escher (1898–1972) has captivated scientists and scholars and made its mark on popular culture, inspiring book covers, album art, films, posters, and puzzles.
This set puts Escher’s tessellated wonders right at your fingertips with 17 easy-to-assemble paper sculptures. Folding along the score lines, you can transform the artist’s richly geometric designs into three-dimensional polyhedra with forming and reforming patterns, including genius arrangements of flowers, butterflies, lizards, and seashells. The book includes a review of the geometric principles and artistic invention underlying Escher’s optical marvels as well as concise instructions.