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As a renowned expert in the field of graphic arts, M.C. Escher embarked on his first trip to Italy during the 1920s and ultimately made Rome his home for 12 years until 1935. This period in Rome greatly influenced his later work, which focused on lithographs, etchings, and depictions of landscapes, architecture, and the fascinating sights of ancient and Baroque Rome. Escher's exploration of this captivating city often took place at night, illuminated only by the soft glow of lantern light.

Explore the lengthy career of Escher with this comprehensive volume that showcases over 300 of his works, including famous pieces like Hand with Reflecting Sphere and Bond of Union. Released in conjunction with an exhibition at Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome, this book also delves into his early designs and lesser-known 12 Roman Nocturnes series. Escher's unique and captivating art has captured the hearts of not only art enthusiasts, but also those with an interest in mathematics, geometry, science, design, and graphics. Considered a visionary in his own right, his work appeals to diverse audiences and solidifies his place in the history of art.

  • Published to coincide with the exhibition at the Palazzo Bonaparte in Rome
  • Metallic silver cover
  • Includes new essays by Escher scholars Mark Veldhuysen and Federico Giudiceandrea
  • Product Type: Exhibition Catalog, Hardcover
  • 288 pages, with 350 illustrations
  • Published in 2024
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.8 × 9.4 × 1.25 inches  (30.0 × 23.9 × 3.2 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 lb (62.4 oz; 1769 g)
  • SKU010011076 | 9788857251431

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M. C. Escher

About the Artist

M. C. Escher

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 – 1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints, many of which were inspired by mathematics. Despite wide popular interest, for most of his life Escher was neglected in the art world, even in his native Netherlands. He was 70 before a retrospective exhibition was held. In the late twentieth century, he became more widely appreciated, and in the twenty-first century he has been celebrated in exhibitions around the world.

M. C. Escher in the Chrysler Museum

About the Authors

Mark Veldhuysen and Federico Giusiceandrea

Mark Veldhuysen is the current CEO of the M.C. Escher Company.
Federico Giusiceandrea is the new owner of the M.C. Escher Company and will take over as president.

Artbook | D. A. P.

About the Publisher

Artbook | D.A.P.

Artbook | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. is America’s premier source for books on twentieth and twenty-first century art, photography, design and aesthetic culture. Founded in 1990 in downtown New York at a time when fine and sometimes esoteric international art books had a difficult time making their way into the wider American marketplace, over the past three decades D.A.P. has grown into a major international distributor of books, special editions and rare publications from an array of the world’s most respected publishers, museums and cultural institutions.

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