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Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception (Illusion Works)by Al Seckel
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Seeing is not always believing.
Optical Illusions is an intriguing collection of baffling images and shapes that change before your eyes: hidden figures, incredible designs and dazzling graphic patterns. The book includes such well-known optical illusions as Shepard's Tabletop, Wade's Spiral, the Floating Finger illusion, Ames Room, and Rubin's Face/Vase illusion. There are more than 275 illusions in all, with explanations of each image and notes about the science of visual perception.
Every type of optical illusion is here, among them:
With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and its huge variety of themes and effects, Optical Illusions dazzles both the mind and the eye.
This intriguing collection contains more than 275 optical illusions that appear to change before your eyes. Al Seckel carefully selected both well-known images, such as Shepard's tabletop, Wade's spiral, Ames room and Rubin's face/vase, and many lesser-known, but no less effective, illusions.
Every type of optical illusion is here, along with notes about the science of each visual perception and how the illusions work. Among the baffling images and shapes are:
Figure/ground illusions, in which one shape switches into another then back againAmbiguous figuresImpossible objectsTrompe l'oeilStereo illusions.
With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and a huge variety of themes and effects, Optical Illusions dazzles both the mind and the eye.
275 optical illusions are rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and individually explained. The visual illusions illustrated are from both historic and modern sources and the book includes notes about the science of visual perception.
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