Big Book of Optical Illusions: Over 200 Original Decepitve Artworks & Brain-Fooling Images

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Barron's Educational Series, Aug 1, 2006 - Art - 269 pages
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Optical illusions are fun to look at and study--and when presented in a book like this one, they make great puzzles for readers to solve. The Big Book of Optical Illusions displays more than 200 eye-foolers, all of them guaranteed to confuse while they also entertain. Optical illusions take many different forms, and this book features the best of them--ambiguous and impossible depictions of spatial areas, hidden objects contained in an illustration, color and brightness effects, size and shape misperceptions, the illusion of moving patterns, and image paradoxes. Readers will also find a glossary and a gallery of classic illusions. Full color throughout, with illustrations on most pages.

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Gianni A. Sarcone is an expert in brain training and is particularly involved in cognitive sciences (teaching methodology, creativity and communication).

Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber are experts in brain training and are particularly involved in cognitive sciences. They have written numerous books on topics ranging from optical illusions to visual and critical thinking, and Gianni Sarcone is a leading authority on visual perception. The authors live and work in Genoa, Italy and were among the 10 finalists in the Best Illusion of 2011 contest held in Naples, Florida.

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