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From the email questions that we get every week, we have consolidated them into this page along with the answers.  If there are any questions that you might have that are not on this page, please .

General
  • How long has the World of Escher web site been around?
  • What is your privacy policy?
  • What books do you recommend reading?
Store
  • How much is shipping and handling for items purchased from your store? Is your checkout process secure?
  • How do I contact your store?
Gallery
  • "Which hand did Escher use to draw the 'Hand with Reflecting Sphere'?"
  • I think that I have an original "Escher".  And I have questions.
Copyright
  • Who do I contact about using M.C. Escher images and text?
  • Who do I contact for using images and/or information that is on the World of Escher web site?
  • I would like to license M.C. Escher images for use in my products.  Who do I contact?


General Questions
  • How long has the World of Escher web site been around?
    The World of Escher web site was an idea thought up back in December 1994.   By February 1995 the web site was carefully put together and published to the Internet.  (This was back when Yahoo was only a list,  Amazon was just an idea, and Netscape Navigator was at version 1.0.)  In July 1998, we moved to our own domain name www.worldofescher.com, where we have been ever since.  In early 2012, after 16 years of online retail sales we decided to become an Amazon Associate and leverage their large selection of great M.C. Escher products. We carefully chose which products to link with and tried to use a single vendor where possible.
  • What is your privacy policy?
    We respect your online privacy.  We will not give-away, rent, or sell your personal information to any other individuals or businesses.  This information is used solely by us for order processing or, if at your request, to send you a monthly newsletter.  Your information is safe with us.  Please for more information if necessary.
  • What books do you recommend reading?
    We highly recommend His Life and Complete Graphic Work and Visions of Symmetry.  The latter book includes all of his tessellations and the former is the complete catalogue of his graphic work, including biography.

 

Store
  • How much is shipping and handling for items purchased from your store? Is your checkout processing secure?
    As an Amazon Associate we no longer process your order. Your shopping cart and payment processing is all handled through the Amazon store.
  • How do I contact your site?
    If you are having trouble with your Amazon order you would do best to contact Amazon. You can always email us and we can see what we can do to help.

 

Gallery
  • "Which hand did Escher use to draw the Hand with Reflecting Sphere?"
    "We will have to start with the fact that a lithographic image is an ink print of a drawing etched in stone or metal. It will also help if you have the image in question in front of you. It appears from the print that Escher is holding the sphere in his left hand. However, the print is a mirror image of the original lithograph etching. So, hold the print of Hand With Reflecting Sphere up to a mirror to see that it is his right hand that holds the sphere and Escher is drawing with his left hand."
  • I think that I have an original "Escher".
    What is it worth?  Is it authenticate?  How can I tell?  How should I sell it?  How do I buy an original?
    M.C. Escher at Artists' Market.  Owned by Jeff Price.  He answers most of our questions about the values of various original works of art by M.C. Escher.

 

Copyright Issues
  • Who do I contact about using M.C. Escher images and text?
    As our copyright notice states, you need to get in touch with Cordon Art B.V. as they are the copyright holders.  Without their explicit permission, you will be breaking International Copyright laws.  You can read more about this at their web site.  Click on the Copyright link at the bottom left.  Here you will find information on how to submit permission requests for images and text reproduction, for books, magazines, brochures, advertising, etc.
  • Who do I contact for using images and/or information that is on the World of Escher web site?
    We will grant permission to use our information on a case by case basis.   Please let know what you are wanting to do and we will work with you to meet your needs.  If you plan on using images from our web site, you will need permission from both Cordon Art and us.
  • I would like to license M.C. Escher images for use in my products.  Who do I contact?
    The Cordon Art B.V. web site has information.  Click on the Licensing link on the left side of their home page.