|category : HARRY TURNER
In the 1970s, artist and designer Harry Turner's interest in visual anomalies in drawings made on an isometric grid led to his development of Triad impossible object designs.
Over the next three decades, he developed his designs, creating apparently real singular structures, visual fictions and Islamic-style overall patterns. These two volumes are an exploration of the immense collection of drawings and sketches in his portfolios. The encyclopaedic range of images is complemented by notes from the compiler and the artist's own notes and explanations.
His paintings featuring impossible object designs are to be found in The Observer's Guide to Harry Turner's Art
These books contain a wealth of previously unpublished work as well as a section covering published work. Many of the drawings appeared in science fiction fanzines and small press editions. There is also a record of Harry Turner's encounters with academics and others with an interest in two-dimensional images which appear to be drawings of real objects but are, in fact, designs that could not be built in three dimensions.
part 1 comprises:
The Process of Discovery
Tools of the Trade
part 2 comprises:
Exercises in Style
Final Thoughts / Appendix