Are things really smaller when they are further away? Can something be clearly visible but not there at all? Is it possible to have a direct and true experience of reality? In this delightful and informative little book Phoebe McNaughton takes us on a classical journey through the history of artistic perspective, showing how the eye can be tricked and confused, the brain befuddled, and the philosopher inside all of us awakened by the nature of illusion. WOODEN BOOKS USA. Small books, BIG ideas. Tiny but packed with information. "Stunning" NEW YORK TIMES. "Fascinating" FINANCIAL TIMES. "Beautiful" LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS. "Rich and Artful" THE LANCET. "Genuinely mind-expanding" FORTEAN TIMES. "Excellent" NEW SCIENTIST.
Pubpsher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Explores the optical illusions present in paintings throughout history, from the artistic disguises used to make paintings seem like part of a wall, to alterations in perspective and the impossible art of M.C. Escher
Release on 2015-09-17 | by John Edward Wallace Wallin
A Volume of Historical and Experimental Researches
Author: John Edward Wallace Wallin
Pubpsher: Palala Press
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Release on 2018-03-15 | by Gianni Sarcone,Marie Jo Waeber
Author: Gianni Sarcone,Marie Jo Waeber
Pubpsher: QEB Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Fool your brain with mind-boggling illusions, then get hands-on and make your own to wow your friends! Learn all about the science behind these wacky phenomena, from moving liquid on a page, to shapes that disappear in front of your eyes with this clever guide. The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesn't always get things right when it comes to sight. This book is here to explain why, with astounding images, baffling puzzles, and simple reveals which show the reader how each trick works. Covering a range of optical topics, from shapes and movement, to light and reflection, this cool manual contains templates at the back which reveal answers and help you to create your own astounding illusions.
Release on 2014-06-20 | by Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber
An Eye-Popping Extravaganza of Visual Tricks
Author: Gianni A. Sarcone,Marie-Jo Waeber
Pubpsher: Courier Corporation
Category: Games & Activities
This pictorial feast of rotations, geometric illusions, delusions, and other impossible images reveals the fascinating intersection of art, science, and magic. Includes many original illusions plus new adaptations of lesser-known visual tricks.