M. C. Escher Kaleidocycles
Intricate patterns and mind-boggling graphics are trademarks of the fascinating creations of M.C. Escher.
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.
M. C. Escher Kaleidoscycles 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. Long out of print, this mesmerizing set has just been re-released by Taschen, just in time for M. C. Escher: Infinite Variations.
- Boxed set includes 64-page hardcover book, and 17 paper models to punch out and assemble into 3D sculptures
- 10.6 × 8.3 inches (26.9 × 21 cm)
About the Contributors
Wallace G. Walker spent most of his career as an independent artist residing in New York City. He was a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and the inventor of IsoAxis®. He worked for I.M. Pei and Partners and taught at both Parsons School of Design and the New York Institute of Technology. He had numerous shows and exhibits in cities across the USA. He returned to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 and continued his artistic activities until his death in 2003.
Doris Schattschneider is Professor Emerita of Mathematics at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she taught for 34 years. Her dual interest in geometry and art led naturally to the study of M.C. Escher's work. Active as a teacher, lecturer, editor, and writer, she has published widely on Escher's work.