Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali and the Artists of Optical Illusion

Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali and the Artists of Optical Illusion


By (author) Al Seckel, Foreword by Douglas R. Hofstadter

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  • Publisher: STERLING
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 277mm x 20mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 140275101X
  • ISBN 13: 9781402751011
  • Illustrations note: full colour photos / illustrations
  • Sales rank: 23,845

Product description

This 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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"[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 "