About this book
From the reviews of the hardcover edition:
"... This conference [an international congress held in June of 1998 in Rome and Ravello, Italy, to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Escher] resulted in an immensely interesting collection of articles presented in the book M.C.Escher's Legacy, A Centennial Celebration". ... Although Escher himself is no longer among us, M.C.Escher's Legacy, like a garden of continually blooming flowers, allows us to appreciate his heritage anew."
Reza Sarhangi, Notices of the AMS, April 2003
"... It is a handsome volume, and contains articles from 41 people, which cover a wide range of artistic and analytical endeavour. ... A quick dip into each section produces small gems. ... there is enough here to provide rich pickings for any interested party, no matter what their particular discipline is. Embedded in the various articles are even snippets which illuminate Escher's intentions, and his relationships with his mathematician friends (Coxeter, Penrose, Ernst et al). Even though short, these are rewarding to read.
If you are an educator in any of the fields mentioned in the paragraph below, this book is immediately worth a look... If I was a librarian of an institution which encompassed any two of fine arts, mathematics philosophy, physical science, psychology, I would definitely demand its purchase: if as many as three of them, demand it loudly! ... the CD-ROM ... is an excellent addition to the book, and contains much more material, including "video" excerpts from some of the lectures.)"
Warren Brisley, Australian Mathematical Society GAZETTE, Volume 30, Number 2, May 2003