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Optical illusions

Author: Paul Baars
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"People are fascinated by optical illusions. There is something intrinsically satisfying about static pictures that appear to move, change color, or fool us into seeing things that "aren't really there." This comprehensive survey of optical illusions includes an astonishing range of images from ancient times to the present. Covering illusions of depth, inversions, vibration effects, ambiguous figures, camouflage,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Illustrated works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Baars
ISBN: 9781419705106 1419705105
OCLC Number: 858900271
Notes: "A Joost Elffers book."
Description: 319 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Perspective illusions, anamorphic images, murals, and camouflage --
Impossible illusions in perspective --
Upside-down illusions --
Ambiguous figures and figure-ground illusions --
Neon-and after-effects, color brightness, static movements, and vibrations --
Estimated sizes, image distortions, and geometric illusions --
Tessellations and illusions of depth and distance.
Responsibility: Paul M. Baars ; foreword by Joost Elffers.
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"People are fascinated by optical illusions. There is something intrinsically satisfying about static pictures that appear to move, change color, or fool us into seeing things that "aren't really there." This comprehensive survey of optical illusions includes an astonishing range of images from ancient times to the present. Covering illusions of depth, inversions, vibration effects, ambiguous figures, camouflage, anamorphic art, tessellations, and other visual brain teasers, it presents examples from psychology, the popular press, the decorative arts, contemporary street art, and the fine arts. M.C. Escher, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Liu Bolin, and other artists are generously represented."--Publisher's website.

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