The Great Book of Optical Illusions

The Great Book of Optical Illusions

Book - 2002
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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.

Publisher: Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, c2002
ISBN: 9781552976500
Characteristics: 304 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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Jan 26, 2016

If you really dig optical illusions and enjoy how they can distort perception and alter the way you see things, then this first-rate book, compiled by Al Seckel, is certain to entertain you from start to finish.

Al Seckel is a leading authority on visual perception. He is also a well-known designer of interactive galleries for science all around the world.

In this hefty, full-colour volume, Seckel has assembled together 300 visual illusions for your viewing pleasure. Some of these puzzles have fascinated viewers for centuries, while others were designed specifically to challenge one's visual intelligence in today's world.

All-in-all - The Great Book of Optical Illusions is a real delight as one slowly pores over its many perplexing images and tries to figure out what they see or what they think they see.

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