M. C. Escher Pop-Ups (Hardcover)

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The mesmerizing work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher has fascinated viewers for more than seventy years. His illustrations constantly play with our perceptions of reality by layering multiple conflicting perspectives. Produced in association with the Escher estate, this book presents some of the artist's most intriguing works in original three-dimensional pop-ups. These marvelous paper constructions allow us to appreciate in new ways the artist's impossible geometry and his themes of infinity and paradox. The book also features quotes from Escher on the original pieces of art as well as reproductions of a number of his other works.

About the Author


Courtney Watson McCarthy is a paper engineer and graphic designer. With a degree in theatrical scenic design, she has worked as a model builder and designer in a variety of fields before discovering the magic of movable books. From the time she dissected her first pop-up book, determined to solve the riddle of how it worked, she was hooked. After experimenting with cards and other small projects, she went on to design and engineer Eye Magic (Tango Books, 2010), M.C. Escher Pop-Ups (Thames & Hudson, 2011), New York Times acclaimed Gaudi Pop-Ups (Thames & Hudson, 2012), Pop-Up Numbers (Thames & Hudson, 2013) and Dali Pop-Ups (Thames & Hudson, to be released 2014). She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters.



Martin Howard has spent over 15 years in the marketing field with over 10 of them in advertising agencies. While witnessing the decline of the traditional advertising agency, he became interested in emerging forms of communication and stumbled upon the writings of Marshall McLuhan and others, who charted the profound but underestimated impact of electronic media. Now a strong advocate for media literacy, his interest is in making these theories accessible to average consumers and students. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780500515907
ISBN-10: 0500515905
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: November 8th, 2011
Pages: 16
Language: English