Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

The Science of Visual Perception

Book - 2006
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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.

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2006
ISBN: 9781554071517
Branch Call Number: 152.148 SECKEL
152.148 S444
152.148 S444
Characteristics: 312 p. : ill. ; 27 cm


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May 28, 2016

Yeah. If you really dig optical illusions and enjoy how they can distort perception and alter the way you see things, then this first-rate book, compiled by Al Seckel, is certain to entertain you from start to finish.

Al Seckel is a leading authority on visual perception. He is also a well-known designer of interactive galleries for science all around the world.

In this hefty, full-colour volume, Seckel has assembled together nearly 300 visual illusions for your viewing pleasure. Some of these puzzles have fascinated viewers for centuries, while others were designed specifically to challenge one's visual intelligence in today's world.

All-in-all - This book of Optical Illusions is a real delight as one slowly pours over its many perplexing images and tries to figure out what they see or what they think they see.

(*Be sure to watch the video*)


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