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Trick of the Eye: Art and Illustion Hardcover – May 24, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (May 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 379137026X
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791370262
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,610 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 4-6–From the Parthenon to the Mona Lisa to the Op-Art of the 1960s, images and text reveal the many ways our eyes play tricks on us. Perception of size and color is discussed using standard optical illusions, but this book includes much more. Anecdotes, such as the story of dueling Greek painters Zeuxis and Parrhasius, and unique reproductions, like portraits with altered facial features, lend excitement. The author has taken an interactive approach, filling the pages with questions, puzzles, and project ideas (a few ideas call for readers to draw in or cut something out of the book). Text explains the images, which are large and clear. The broad range of styles represented and the fun of the interactive approach will no doubt appeal to young art lovers and curious kids alike.Lisa Glasscock, Columbine Public Library, Littleton, CO
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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This colorful, lively, and endlessly entertaining book for children looks at artistic illusion showing that art history is rife with tricksters.

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By Lisa M. Biddle on March 29, 2013
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I bought this book for teaching about Op Art and it has been a fantastic resource. The images are great and the way that the text explains how to make the illusions are helpful in explaining Op Art to students.
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