M.C. Escher. Kaleidocycles
art by M.C. Escher
by Doris Schattschneider & Wallace Walker
“Wonder is the salt of the earth.” ―M.C. Escher
“A TASCHEN book about the artist featuring paper puzzle kits that allow you to actually build [Escher’s] paradoxical structures at home, unlikely as that may seem.” ―theguardian.com
“Puts Escher’s impossible objects in your hands.” ―laweekly.com
M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles gets its name from the Greek words for beautiful, figure, and circle.
This books contains 17 paper patterns ready to assemble into three-dimensional polyhedra adorned with the dynamically repeating patterns of M.C. Escher, and a booklet to tell their story.
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 the subject.
Wallace G. Walker was an American artist and inventor who spent most of his career in New York City. 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 country. He returned to his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 and continued his work until his death in 2003.
February 25, 2022
10.3 x 1.8 x 12.7 inches