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The Great Book of Optical Illusions

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This fascinating collection of more than 300 visual puzzles and enigmatic designs will have you wondering exactly what you are seeing, from baffling shapes that change before your eyes to hidden figures and dazzling graphic patterns. Featured in four galleries, the book includes the well-known — Shepard's Tabletop, Wade's Spiral and Escher's Impossible Box — and the more obscure. Also included are notes about the stories behind the illusions and their inventors.

With a huge variety of themes and effects, every type of optical illusion is here: much-loved ground/field reversal images where one shape switches into another and back again, Escher's impossible crates, eternal spirals and much more. With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, The Great Book of Optical Illusions proves that these magical eye tricks never grow old. From a 12th-century Japanese Noh mask and optical tricks based on mathematical formulas, to illusions you can recreate yourself, all the world's most fascinating and startling optical illusions are here in one full color book.

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Back in print: A book of 380 optical illustions and visual puzzles — includes a wide variety of illusions from ground/field reversal images to a 12th century Japanese Noh mask; from Escher's impossible crates to mathematical optical tricks.

Synopsis:

It is said that seeing is believing. But what if the picture you see is hard to believe? Maybe it appears to be something else entirely.

In The Great Book of Optical Illusions, Al Seckel brings together a collection of fascinating visual puzzles and enigmatic designs that make the viewer wonder: How does this work? What does it really contain?

From collections of baffling shapes that defy the viewer to work out the hidden figures, to dazzling patterns that appear to change on the page, here are optical illusions found in classical art and through history to the most modern of visual tricks.

There are more than 280 color and black and white illustrations in the book, from Illusionworks, the world's leading brand of illusion artworks.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552976500
Author:
Seckel, Al
Publisher:
Firefly Books Ltd
Location:
Buffalo, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Physiological Psychology
Subject:
Visual perception
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Optical illusions
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Series Volume:
1912
Publication Date:
January 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
10.02x9.10x.68 in. 2.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Back in print: A book of 380 optical illustions and visual puzzles — includes a wide variety of illusions from ground/field reversal images to a 12th century Japanese Noh mask; from Escher's impossible crates to mathematical optical tricks.
"Synopsis" by , It is said that seeing is believing. But what if the picture you see is hard to believe? Maybe it appears to be something else entirely.

In The Great Book of Optical Illusions, Al Seckel brings together a collection of fascinating visual puzzles and enigmatic designs that make the viewer wonder: How does this work? What does it really contain?

From collections of baffling shapes that defy the viewer to work out the hidden figures, to dazzling patterns that appear to change on the page, here are optical illusions found in classical art and through history to the most modern of visual tricks.

There are more than 280 color and black and white illustrations in the book, from Illusionworks, the world's leading brand of illusion artworks.

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