An Online Collection of High-Res Scans of M.C. Escher’s Prints

Sure, it’s kind of a cliche to love M.C. Escher. College dorm room blacklight posters, etc. But his images were widely praised by academics and mathematicians throughout his career. He preferred that his work be considered through a scientific, rather than metaphysical lens. As a trained architect, his work was initially ignored by the art world and it wasn’t until the general interest magazines Time and Life wrote about him in 1951 that his fame really took off. Now you can view these fascinating images at the Boston Public Library’sDigital Commonwealth site, where they have digitized their collection. The images are of such high resolution that you can zoom in to an incredible level of detail. Drape the floor lamp, put on some Hendrix and have at it. ViaJosh Jones atOpen Culture