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Optical Illusions
By Al Seckel

Optical Illusions

The Science of Visual Perception

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Optical Illusions by Al Seckel

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781554071517
ISBN-10: 1554071518
Format: Paperback
(255mm x 228mm x 25mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Firefly Books Ltd
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: Canada

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Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions by Al Seckel Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions, Paperback (February 2007)

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Amazing Optical Illusions by Al Seckel Amazing Optical Illusions, Paperback (November 2004)

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Author Biography - Al Seckel

Formerly at the California Institute of Technology, Al Seckel is a leading authority on visual and other types of sensory illusions. He is the author of 15 books on this subject.

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