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A different optical illusions book
on October 23, 2007
Over the last decade or so there have been dozens and dozens of books and games which focus on optical illusions. I should know. I have written two books on the subject; produced two board games which are based on illusions; and, published six decks of playing cards each containing 55 different illusion images. Virtually all of the existing materials using illusions are basically collections of images. The text which accompanies them is usually descriptive intending to make the illusory effect more readily available to the reader assuming it is not readily apparent. They help the reader "see" the illusion. This book is "different." The author takes us into each image using a step by step easy to follow conversational tone which not only makes the illusory aspect of the image clear, but importantly and differently, makes us not only "see" the effect but understand "how" it was achieved! He then encourages the reader to go ahead and create his or her own special images. It is very well done.
J.R. Block, PhD