No artist has ever worked harder to render the visions of his mind's eye than MC Escher. The visions themselves were remarkable enough : for Escher, the skin of the visible world vas nothing more than a piece of cloth that could be cut, folded, shaped and rearranged in marvellous ways. A superb draughtsman, he set himself the challenge of portraying these otherworldly transformations of space within the familiar borders established by a sheet of paper. The resulting images have become the favourite artworks of tens of thousands of people around the world. Here, at last, is a book that does justice to this powerfully original artist's : visual invention. Escher's works from the great master prints to numerous drawings, accompanied by his eloquent words are brilliantly arranged to form a cinematic journey of discovery. The destination is the magical world of the artist's mind, an uncharted realm lush with exotic conceptions and inventions. As beautiful and rigorous as an Escher work itself, The Magic of MC Escher is the classic study of a great artist. With 380 illustrations, 330 in colour.