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    DescriptionThis work contains rings of seahorses that seem to rotate on the page, and butterflies that transform right before your eyes into two warriors with their horses. These dazzling and often playful artistic creations manipulate perspective so cleverly that they simply outwit our brains: we can't just take a quick glance and turn away. From Escher's famous and elaborate "Waterfall" to Shigeo Fukuda's "Mary Poppins," where a heap of bottles, glasses, shakers, and openers somehow turn into the image of a Belle Epoque woman when the spotlight hits them, these works of genius will provide endless enjoyment.


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    Title
    Masters of Deception
    Subtitle
    Escher, Dali and the Artists of Optical Illusion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Al Seckel, Foreword by Douglas R. Hofstadter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781402751011
    ISBN 10: 140275101X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOB
    DC22: 793.73
    BIC subject category V2: WDK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AFF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: A02540000
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15840
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 21
    DC22: 701.15
    BISAC V2.8: ART050000, HIS000000
    B&T Approval Code: A02307000
    DC22: 701/.15
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: N7430.5 .S414 2004
    Thema V1.0: WDK, AFF
    Illustrations note
    full colour photos / illustrations
    Publisher
    Sterling Publishing Co Inc
    Imprint name
    STERLING
    Publication date
    04 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "[G]reat full page pictures, and just plain fun to browse." --"Library Journal""Children will find pleasure in [this] book, alongside their parents." --"Wall Street Journal "