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    A special sort of viewing pleasure can be found in the mysterious and magical worlds of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972), one of the most prom… Read More
    A special sort of viewing pleasure can be found in the mysterious and magical worlds of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972), one of the most prominent Dutch printmakers of the 20th century. Escher’s precise and detailed woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings question the order of things, create multi-perspectival spaces, and play with our perception. His images include hands drawing each other, growing three-dimensionally out of the flat surface of the drawing; water that defies gravity; people circulating endlessly up and down staircases. Mirrored elements and reflections define the basic concept of this catalogue. The idea was to capture the essence of Eschers work. Reflections like the book title, the column title and other elements are an hommage to his work. This concept runs through the entire book, bringing together the images on the front and back covers of the book. As most of his works are uncoloured, we created an extreme contrast by using neon pink and its complementary neon green. Read Less
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Adore chaos and love order
 
A special sort of viewing pleasure can be found in the mysterious and magical worlds of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898–1972), one of the most prominent Dutch printmakers of the 20th century. Escher’s precise and detailed woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints, and drawings question the order of things, create multi-perspectival spaces, and play with our perception. His images include hands drawing each other, growing three-dimensionally out of the flat surface of the drawing; water that defies gravity; people circulating endlessly up and down staircases.
 
Mirrored elements and reflections define the basic concept of this catalogue. The idea was to capture the essence of Eschers work. Reflections like the book title, the column title and other elements are an hommage to his work. This concept runs through the entire book, bringing together the images on the front and back covers of the book. As most of his works are uncoloured, we created an extreme contrast by using neon pink and its complementary neon green.
 
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Client: Max Ernst Mueseum Brühl des LVR
Publisher: Wienand Verlag GmbH
Art Direction: Pascal Tedjagutomo
Graphic Design: Denise HoffmeisterPascal Tedjagutomo

Lithograph: Thorsten Laureck
Photography: Denise Hoffmeister
 
All M.C. Escher works © 2016 The M.C. Escher Company – The Netherlands. All rights reserved. www.mcescher.com