VISUAL MAGIC by David Thomson

VISUAL MAGIC

Age Range: 9 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 An intriguing compilation of optical illusions: images that sort 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. (Nonfiction. 9-12)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-8037-1118-2
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1991




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