VISUAL MAGIC by David Thomson


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An intriguing compilation of optical illusions: images that son themselves out when studied or that can be read more than one way; op art; an Escher; pictures that gain a third dimension when viewed through the special glasses provided, etc. Several of these have appeared elsewhere, but it's instructive to have them together in this handy eight-inch square book--especially with Thomson's brief but lucid explanations of what is happening when the eye and mind try to decipher images that are designed to confuse them. A dandy introduction to the concept of perception.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1991
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Dial