Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

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Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby Bill Mullins » February 17th, 2020, 4:47 pm

Douglas and Bradbury share a cup of joe in this Japanese coffee commercial. At about 0:15, there is a poster on the wall behind Kirk, and it looks like a piece of M. C. Escher's artwork. (They are in Bradbury's office.)

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Re: Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby Joe Lyons » March 17th, 2022, 2:45 pm

New and updated works of Escher:

https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/search/escher

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Re: Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby AJM » March 17th, 2022, 4:39 pm

I do like a Taschen book.

This latest Escher one comes with a set of easy to assemble paper sculptures.

Looks good.

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Re: Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby Tom Frame » March 17th, 2022, 6:30 pm

I love Escher!

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Re: Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby Ian Kendall » March 18th, 2022, 1:54 pm

New and updated works of Escher:

https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/search/escher


Heh. I've got a Ballantine books publication of The Magic Mirror and a German edition of The Graphic Work. Nice to see that Taschen are putting them out now.

If anyone is interested, The Magic Mirror goes into the process of creating the images, with lots of 'work in progress' pictures. The Graphic Work is pages of Escher's prints with little commentary (not helpful that it's in German, either...). If you want an introduction into Escher's methods, get the Magic Mirror, but if you just like looking at amazing images, get The Graphic Work.

Also, it's my birthday on Sunday if anyone wants to buy me Kaleidocycles...

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Re: Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby Richard Hatch » March 19th, 2022, 2:17 pm

This Escher exhibit running at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts through September 5th might be worth a trip there:
https://www.mfah.org/exhibitions/virtual-realities-art-of-mc-escher
Their gift shop probably has some cool Escheresque swag, plus there will be a catalog of the exhibit issued.
The audio tour to the collection may be accessed online here:
https://audio.mfah.yourcultureconnect.com/e/virtual-realities:-the-art-of-m.c.-escher-from-the-michael-s.-sachs-collection

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Re: Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby Ian Kendall » March 19th, 2022, 2:31 pm

I saw the Escher exhibition in Edinburgh a few years ago. If you like Escher stuff, it's like Disneyland on steroids. Unmissable.

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Re: Kirk Douglas, Ray Bradbury, and Escher

Postby PressureFan » March 19th, 2022, 3:17 pm

I saw an Escher exhibition about 30 years ago. It was fantastic. There were incredible original woodcuts of famous works. Some had holes that Escher burned through them to ensure that the run of original prints stayed forever limited. It was bittersweet to see them.


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