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This is not meant to be a complete reference to all books and/or articles relating to Escher, but a survey of some books, articles and website that may be useful to the reader.

Escher Related Books

  • Escher on Escher: Exploring the Infinite (Paperback) by M. C. Escher, J. W. Vermeulen, Karin Ford (Translator)

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (1989); ISBN-10: 0810924145; ISBN-13: 978-0810924147

  • M.C. Escher: Life and Complete Graphic Work by J L Locher.

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (1992); ISBN-10: 0810981130;ISBN-13: 978-0810981133

  • M.C. Escher : 29 Master prints (Paperback)by M. C. Escher

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (1983);ISBN-10: 0810922681;ISBN-13: 978-0810922686

  • The Magic of M. C. Escher by J. L. Locker

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (2000); ISBN-10: 0810967200; ISBN-13: 978-0810967205

  • The Magic Mirror of M.C. Escher (Taschen 25th Anniversary Series) by Bruno Ernst (Author), M. C. Escher

Publisher: Taschen; Taschen 25th Anniversary Ed edition (2007); ISBN-10: 3822837032; ISBN-13: 978-3822837030

  • Visions of Symmetry - Notebooks, Periodic Drawings, and Related Work of M. C. Escher by Doris Schattschneider

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 2 edition (2004);ISBN-10: 0810943085; ISBN-13: 978-0810943087

Relevant Books

  • Adventures With Impossible Figures (Paperback)by Bruno Ernst.

Publisher: Tarquin (1987); ISBN-10: 0906212545; ISBN-13: 978-0906212547

  • Impossible Worlds: Adventures With Impossible Objects / Optical Illusions (Evergreen Series) (Paperback)by Bruno Ernst.

Publisher: Evergreen;(2006); ISBN-10: 3822854107; ISBN-13: 978-3822854105

  • Tilings and Patterns by B. Grunbaum & G.C. Shepard, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 1986, 700 pages.


With thanks to Doris Schattschneider for most of these.

  • Coxeter, H.S.M. "Crystal Symmetry and Its Generalizations", in "A Symposium on Symmetry.The Transactions of te Royal Society of Canada LI: Series III: Section Three (June 1957): 1-13.
  • Coxeter, H.S.M. "The non-Eucliden Symmetry of Escher's Picture 'Circle Limit III'." Leonardo 12 (1979): 19-25, 32
  • Coxeter, H.S.M. "Angels and Devils." In The Mathematical Gardener, ed. David A. LKlarner, 197-209 & Plate IV. Boston: Prindle, Weberr & Schmidt, 1981. Reprinted as Mathematical recreations: A Collection in Honor of Martin Gardner, Mineloa, NY: Dover, 1998

Related Web Sites

Geometry Related Sites:

  • [Jeff Weeks' Geometry Games ] Jeff Weeks’ Topology and Geometry Software. This includes the torus and klein-bottle games, Kali, Kaleidotile and more.
  • [Spherical Easel] Spherical Easel is a program for creating interactive diagrams in spherical geometry.
  • [Non-Euclid] A Java based program that allows one to explore hyperbolic geometry.

Escher Related Sites:

  • [The Official Escher website] On this website you can find information about the use of M.C. Escher's work, a short biography, news, bibliography, links and some fun stuff like a Virtual Ride through some of his works.