Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception (Illusion Works)

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This intriguing collection contains more than 275 optical illusions that appear to change before your eyes. Al Seckel carefully selected both well-known images, such as Shepard's tabletop, Wade's spiral, Ames room and Rubin's face/vase, and many lesser-known, but no less effective, illusions. Every type of optical illusion is here, along with notes about the science of each visual perception and how the illusions work. Among the baffling images and shapes are: Figure/ground illusions, in which one shape switches into another then back again; Ambiguous figures; Impossible objects; Trompe l'oeil; Stereo illusions. With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and a huge variety of themes and effects, Optical Illusions dazzles both the mind and the eye.

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The 300-page collection of visual shapes and images has far more than the usual figure illusions found in other books of this nature.--Sara Catherine Howard"Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library" (06/01/2007)

The comprehensive collection of graphic patterns is mind-bending, eye-opening, and highly entertaining.--Reza"20 Best Puzzle Books, Multipotens Blog" (07/10/2017)

American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adult Reluctant Readers 2007--School Library Journal (03/01/2007)

This book offers a comprehensive collection of more than 275 mind-bending images, hidden figures and eye-opening graphic patterns. Explanations ... offer readers insight into how optical illusions are created.-- (08/23/2007)

[A] highly entertaining look at how our perceptions can be deceived... includes some handy notes about the science of visual perception, offering explanations about how our eyes truly can deceive us.-- (12/10/2006)

Stunning images guaranteed to both befuddle and amaze you. Plus, it explains the science behind the illusion.-- (11/25/2006)

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This work is an intriguing collection of baffling images and shapes that change before your eyes: hidden figures, incredible designs and dazzling graphic patterns. The book includes such well-known optical illusions as: Shepard's Tabletop; Wade's Spiral; the Floating Finger Illusion; Ames Room; and Rubin's Face/Vase Illusion. There are more than 275 illusions in all, with explanations of each image and notes about the science of visual perception. There is a huge variety of themes. Every type of optical illusion is represented: Figure/ground illusions; Shape-shifting illusions; Ambiguous figures; Impossible objects; Trompe l'oeil; and Stereo Illusions. Illusions are rendered in photographs, artwork and computer imaging and all reproduced in full colour. The author is a leading authority on visual and sensory illusions, and writes an illusions column in "National Geographic Kids" magazine.

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