Make Your Own Optical Illusions (Hardcover)

50 Hands-On Models and Experiment to Make and Do

By Clive Gifford, Rob Ives (Illustrator)

QEB Publishing, 9781786038623, 64pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2019

List Price: 19.95*
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 Optical Illusions is a mind-bending introduction to the science of optical illusions, packed with clearly presented, hands-on projects and experiments for the reader to make and do. Combining innovative paper engineering, off-the-page fun and the use of smartphone cameras, this accessible introduction also gives an insight into the neuroscience behind how our brains and our eyes interact. Sure to enthrall and engage amateur psychologists and makers alike. 

About the Author

Clive Gifford has traveled to more than 70 countries, climbed rocket launch towers, ridden on robots, and flown gliders. He's had more than 200 books published and has received nominations for or won Royal Society, School Library Association, Smithsonian, and TES awards. He won the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Book with Facts 2019 for his title The Colors of History (QEB). Clive lives in Manchester, UK. 

Rob Ives is a highly regarded British paper engineer who began designing card models whilst still a maths teacher. His books include the ever-popular Paper Automata and he runs a website,, where he sells his models.