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Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali & the Artists of Optical Illusion

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Rings of seahorses that seem to rotate on the page. Butterflies that transform right before your eyes into two warriors with their horses. A mosaic portrait of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau made from seashells. These dazzling and often playful artistic creations manipulate perspective so cleverly that they simply outwit our brains: we canand#8217;t just take a quick glance and turn away. They compel us to look once, twice, and over and over again, as we try to figure out exactly how the delightful trickery manages to fool our perceptions so completely. Of course, first and foremost, every piece is beautiful on the surface, but each one offers us so much more. From Escherand#8217;s famous and elaborate and#147;Waterfalland#8221; to Shigeo Fukudaand#8217;s and#147;Mary Poppins,and#8221; where a heap of bottles, glasses, shakers, and openers somehow turn into the image of a Belle Epoque woman when the spotlight hits them, these works of genius will provide endless enjoyment.

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You'll see . . . but won't believe! This amazing collection of 500 optical illusions brims with the best eye tricks and visual oddities. Try to figure out how many legs the happy hippo has; what's weird about a very unusual building; why a page with wiggly, wavy lines can make you seasick, and more! Some of the images go back hundreds of years, but they'll all astound you as they mess with your mind, your perception, and your brain.

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Rings of seahorses that seem to rotate on the page. Butterflies that transform right before your eyes into two warriors with their horses. A mosaic portrait of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau made from seashells. These dazzling and often playful artistic creations manipulate perspective so cleverly that they simply outwit our brains: we cant just take a quick glance and turn away. They compel us to look once, twice, and over and over again, as we try to figure out exactly how the delightful trickery manages to fool our perceptions so completely. Of course, first and foremost, every piece is beautiful on the surface, but each one offers us so much more. From Eschers famous and elaborate “Waterfall” to Shigeo Fukudas “Mary Poppins,” where a heap of bottles, glasses, shakers, and openers somehow turn into the image of a Belle Epoque woman when the spotlight hits them, these works of genius will provide endless enjoyment.

About the Author

The Diagram Group, founded in 1960, has been producing high-quality graphic and text content for more than 50 years. Specializing in detailed diagrams, charts, tables, maps, and illustrations and the text to support them, the Diagram Group's titles have sold over nine million copies in 53 languages and 48 countries.
 
Keith Kay is the author of a variety of optical illusion and brainteaser books. His previous titles include: The Little Giant Book of Optical Illusions, The Little Giant Book of Optical Tricks, BrainStrains Great Color Optical Illusions, BrainStrains Eye-Popping Puzzles, and Colorful Puzzles for Wise Eyes (all Sterling).

Product Details

ISBN:
9781402751011
Author:
Seckel, Al
Publisher:
Sterling
Foreword by:
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Foreword:
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Author:
Hofstadter, Douglas R.
Author:
Diagram Group, The
Author:
Kay, Keith
Author:
The Diagram Group
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Subject:
History - Surrealism & Dadaism
Subject:
Optical illusions in art
Subject:
BG-KITS - BG-MISCELLANEOUS KITS
Subject:
Art-Surrealism
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD PB
Subject:
FICTION - FICTION TRD
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Logic & Brain Teasers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
all in color
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
You'll see . . . but won't believe! This amazing collection of 500 optical illusions brims with the best eye tricks and visual oddities. Try to figure out how many legs the happy hippo has; what's weird about a very unusual building; why a page with wiggly, wavy lines can make you seasick, and more! Some of the images go back hundreds of years, but they'll all astound you as they mess with your mind, your perception, and your brain.
"Synopsis" by ,
Rings of seahorses that seem to rotate on the page. Butterflies that transform right before your eyes into two warriors with their horses. A mosaic portrait of oceanographer Jacques Cousteau made from seashells. These dazzling and often playful artistic creations manipulate perspective so cleverly that they simply outwit our brains: we cant just take a quick glance and turn away. They compel us to look once, twice, and over and over again, as we try to figure out exactly how the delightful trickery manages to fool our perceptions so completely. Of course, first and foremost, every piece is beautiful on the surface, but each one offers us so much more. From Eschers famous and elaborate “Waterfall” to Shigeo Fukudas “Mary Poppins,” where a heap of bottles, glasses, shakers, and openers somehow turn into the image of a Belle Epoque woman when the spotlight hits them, these works of genius will provide endless enjoyment.
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