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Big Book of Optical Illusions: Over 200 Original Deceptive Artworks & Brain-Fooling Images (Barron's Educational)

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BIG BOOK OF

OPTICAL

ILLUSIONS

Welcome to the wonderful world of optical illusions. Open this book and be entertained, as your eyes fool your brain with more than 200 amazing illusions of all kinds!

You'll find the best among many different types of illusion as you turn the pages of this book. Among them are images of ambiguous and impossible figures, hidden objects, color and brightness effects, length, size, and shape misperceptions, illusory moving patterns, and image paradoxes. Award-winning designers of games and educational materials, Gianni Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber point out the scientific principles that underlie many illusions. They also examine the long and interesting history of illusion-making. You'll return to this book time after time to be amazed and fascinated by its beautiful eye-fooling illustrations.

Synopsis:

Optical illusions are fun to look at and study--and when presented in a book like this one, they make great puzzles for readers to solve. The Big Book of Optical Illusions displays more than 200 eye-foolers, all of them guaranteed to confuse while they also entertain. Optical illusions take many different forms, and this book features the best of them--ambiguous and impossible depictions of spatial areas, hidden objects contained in an illustration, color and brightness effects, size and shape misperceptions, the illusion of moving patterns, and image paradoxes. Readers will also find a glossary and a gallery of classic illusions. Full color throughout, with illustrations on most pages.

About the Author

Gianni Sarcone is a co-founder of Archimedes' Laboratory, an Italian-based training and consulting network of game designers, and a source of educational materials involving colors and shapes. Mary-Jo Waeber, with Gianni Sarcone, is a co-founder of Archimedes' Laboratory.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764135200
Subtitle:
Brain-fooling Images
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series
Author:
Waeber, Marie-Jo
Author:
Sarcone, Gianni
Author:
Sarcone, Gianni A.
Author:
Waeber, Marie-Jo
Subject:
Optical illusions
Subject:
Conceptual
Subject:
Optical illusions in art
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Barron's Educational
Publication Date:
July 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
10 x 9 in 33.6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Optical illusions are fun to look at and study--and when presented in a book like this one, they make great puzzles for readers to solve. The Big Book of Optical Illusions displays more than 200 eye-foolers, all of them guaranteed to confuse while they also entertain. Optical illusions take many different forms, and this book features the best of them--ambiguous and impossible depictions of spatial areas, hidden objects contained in an illustration, color and brightness effects, size and shape misperceptions, the illusion of moving patterns, and image paradoxes. Readers will also find a glossary and a gallery of classic illusions. Full color throughout, with illustrations on most pages.
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