1971 1st year edition; "Printed and bound in the Netherlands"; Harry N. Abrams, Inc. publishers, New York; hardbound in olivine green cloth boards with nice gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket quite good with minimal ageing; numerous black and white and colour illustrations and photographs throughout; has staple-bound pull-out catalogue of captions to the plates, at front as issued.
The Plates: 300 b&w illustrations. [1971?]. Escher's designs and motifs, as well, as his very personalized constructed universe are so familiar that they approach the level of mass production -- from Pop record-album covers and psychedelic posters to textile prints and wallpaper.This volume explores the diversified appeal of Escher's prints, spanning the field of mathematics and poetry, science fiction and art history.the 300 illustrations, inluding 8 in full color afford the student and scholar a comprehensive view of Escher's total work, a graphic catalogue that is at once technically masterful and compelling." from jacket flap.