Amazing Visual Illusions

Trick Your Mind and Feast Your Eyes

By Gianni Sarcone; Marie Jo Waeber
(Arcturus, Paperback, 9781848378308, 128pp.)

Publication Date: June 2011

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Description

Throughout the book, each image is accompanied by an explanation of how it works, the story behind it – when it was discovered or who invented it first – and the details of exactly why it fools the human brain.

The book includes many new and previously unpublished illusions, as well as new adaptations of lesser-known illusions. It also includes works by well-known illusion artists such as Bridget Riley, Salvador Dalí, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Oscar Reutersvärd, René Magritte, István Orosz and Rob Gonsalves.

There are chapters on the following subjects: optical illusions from the real world (mirage, refraction, afterimage), ambiguous figures, impossible figures, color adaptation, moving illusions and paradoxical illusions.




About the Author

Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber are experts in brain training and are particularly involved in cognitive sciences (teaching methodology, creativity and communication). They have written numerous books on topics ranging from optical illusions to visual and critical thinking. The authors live and work in Genoa, Italy. Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber are experts in brain training and are particularly involved in cognitive sciences (teaching methodology, creativity and communication). They have written numerous books on topics ranging from optical illusions to visual and critical thinking. The authors live and work in Genoa, Italy.

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