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Author Schattschneider, Doris. author

Title M.C. Escher kaleidocycles / by Doris Schattschneider and Wallace Walker
Edition Special ed
Published Stradbroke, Eng. : Tarquin Publications, 1982


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Description iv, 75 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Summary Everybody loves surprises. It is often hard to say who has the greater delight, the person who is surprised, or the one who has devised the magic. The magic of Escher's work is here extended and developed into a colourful set of three-dimensional folding models you can make for yourself. The five platonic solids and the cuboctagedron are decorated with Escher's cunning ingenuity and there is a double surprise with the eleven kaleidocycles as they create and recreate Escher's brilliant designs, some of them never published prior to inclusion in this book. Experience for yourself the delight and wonder felt by Escher as you join him on his journey.
Contents In three dimensions: Extensions of M.C. Escher's art: The Geometric Solids -- The Kaleidocycles -- The repeating designs -- Decorating the solids -- Decorating the kaleidocycles -- Coloring the designs -- Notes on the models: Geometric solids -- Hexagonal kaleidocycles -- Square kaleidocycles -- Twisted kaleidocycle -- Sources for more information -- Instructions for assembling the models -- The models: Geometric solids -- Hexagonal kaleidocycles -- Square kaleidocycles -- Twisted kaleidocycle
Notes Cover title: 17 models of Escher's graphics and the story of how they were devised
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 38)
Subject Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972.
Mathematics in art
Art -- Mathematics
Geometrical models.
Decoration and ornament.
Symmetry (Art)
Author Escher, M. C. (Maurits Cornelis), 1898-1972.
Walker, Wallace author
ISBN 0906212286
Other Titles Kaleidocycles