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Adventures with Impossible Figures Paperback – 1 Oct 1986

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Tarquin Publications; 1st ed. edition (Oct. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0906212545
  • ISBN-13: 978-0906212547
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 16.6 x 0.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,289,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Most people will approach this book being familiar with the work of M C Escher.
Others from those books on optical illusions.

Adventures with Impossible Figures by Bruno Ernst is a wonderful book that explains with the help of numerous diagrams how those wonder 'impossible' drawings, diagrams an paintings are created.

In fact one of the greatest illusions is the author of the book for Bruno Ernst is the pen name of J.A.F. de Rijk from the Netherlands.

Ernst met the master, M C Escher in 1956 and was deeply impressed.
Later he wrote about several of M C 's work.
Indeed if you are fortunate to live in the Netherlands there are several murals of Escher's work on public buildings.

This book is that wonderful mix of being entertaining and informative.

Anyone who loves mathematical art will enjoy this great book.
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HASH(0x95e155d0) out of 5 stars More than entertainment 22 Mar. 2007
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To many books on impossible figures are mere entertainment. This one offers a preamble to get the reader/viewer thinking. I use these with some of my students and in the day and age of over stimulated teenagers this book still sparks some interest.
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