Born OTD in 1898, Dutch graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, & mezzotints, M C. Escher. Despite wide popular interest, Escher was for long somewhat neglected in the art world, even in his native Netherlands. He was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. In the 21st century, he became more widely appreciated, with exhibitions across the world.

The Magic Mirror

Long before the first computer-generated 3-D images, Escher was a master of the third dimension. His lithograph Magic Mirror dates as far back as 1946. By taking such a title for the book, mathematician Bruno Ernst stressed the enrapturing spell Escher’s work invariably casts on those who see it. Available in store and online.

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