Action Optical Illusions

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2005 - Art - 96 pages
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How can a flat page have pictures that actually seem to move? That's what these 90 action illusions--the largest such compilation ever assembled--succeed in doing. Through the magic of visual effects, including the careful use of color and brightness, static images become animated and solid shapes deform right before your eyes. Some of the illusions appear to hover in the air; others produce afterimages of bright color or produce a sensation of swirling. In a number of cases, it's necessary to shift the entire page to get the trick, or to use peripheral vision for the full effect. You'll be stunned as perfect squares appear out of nowhere, patterns pulse, and yellow dots flash.

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Este libro, que pertenece a una serie económica del autor dedicada a distintos aspectos de las ilusiones ópticas, se centra en aquellas relacionadas de alguna manera con el movimiento.
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obras bastante clásicas (aunque no por ello menos impactantes) como la ilusión de Ouchi, la de Pinna y Gresltalf, o "The Checker-Shadow illusion",de Edward H. Adelson, hay bastante material poco conocido: algunas maravillas de Akiyoshi Kitaoka como "Warp" o "Ferry Boat" (puede verse en esta página de Kitaoka), varias obras que no conocíamos del propio B.Pinna así como algunas impresionantes de Dejan Todorovic. 


Illusions of Brightness Contrast
Color Illusions
Afterimages Aftereffects

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About the author (2005)

Al Seckel is currently working on a comprehensive academic treatise on illusions for Massachusetts Institute of Technology and working in the Division of Computational and Neuronal Systems at Cal Tech in Pasadena. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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