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Design: The Definitive Directory of Modern Design is a dynamic and comprehensive guide to the subject. Global in scope, this book includes architecture, industrial design, furniture, fashion, cars, clothing, graphics, consumer products, signs and much more — all complemented by 300 color photographs. There are also up-to-date profiles of the innovators and visionaries past and present whose achievements have forever changed the way we view ourselves and the world. Seeing is not always believing.

A series of essays outlines the role of design in modern cultural history and includes Terence Conran's definition of design. The main section of the book is an A-Z directory of the most influential people, products and processes of the past and present centuries and includes biographies of leading designers. The authors also share their personal views on today's newest achievers.

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. Among the topics examined:

Art, industry and the beginnings of design The consumer age and mass consumption Every type of optical illusion is here, among them: The craft ideal of old values Figure/ground illusions, in which one shape switches into another and back again The Modern movement and the romance of the machine Ambiguous figures Americaof the thirties Impossible objects Italy since the fifties Trompe l'oeil Symbolism, the language of objects and consumer psychology Stereo illusions. Postmodern design, and looking to the future.

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. Up to date, provocative and completely original, Design will be a sourcebook for professional designers, an essential guide for students of design, and a revelation for general readers hungry for information about design and designers.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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:

  • Figure/ground illusions, in which one shape switches into another and back again
  • Ambiguous figures
  • Impossible objects
  • Trompe l'oeil
  • Stereo illusions.

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554071722
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Subject:
Reference
Author:
Seckel, Al
Subject:
Physiological Psychology
Subject:
Visual perception
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Optical illusions
Subject:
Optical illusions Optical illusions
Subject:
Art/Reference
Series:
Illusion Works
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
10.08x9.19x1.31 in. 3.75 lbs.

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Product details 312 pages Firefly Books - English 9781554071722 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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:

  • Figure/ground illusions, in which one shape switches into another and back again
  • Ambiguous figures
  • Impossible objects
  • Trompe l'oeil
  • Stereo illusions.

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.

"Synopsis" by , 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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