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The Art of the Illusion: Deceptions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind Hardcover – July 1, 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 43 ratings

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Editorial Reviews


I always find books on optical illusions fun to read. There's that certain delight you get when being tricked by an image, and also the sense of wonder when looking something improbable while trying to figure out what's wrong.

The Art of the Illusion, a 224-page hardcover authored by Brad Honeycutt and Terry Stickels, looks at the several forms of optical illusions such as drawings, photos, geometric shapes, 3D-like street paintings and others. Other than some of the more famous illusions, there are many new ones that I've not seen before.

Websites for the artists featured are also listed so you can explore more online.

It's a nice book to get if you like illusive art.
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About the Author

Terry Stickels is well-known for his three internationally syndicated columns. FRAME GAMES, seen in USA Weekend magazine, is read by over 48,000,000 people in 600 newspapers weekly. He concurrently writes STICKELERS for King Features, appearing in over 200 newspapers daily, including the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun–Times, the Denver Post, and the Toronto Star. He also is the featured puzzle columnist for the Guardian, London’s largest newspaper. In addition, Terry finds time to write books for both adults and children, and do motivational speaking. Brad Honeycutt is a web developer and optical illusion enthusiast. For over a decade, he has operated a popular optical illusion website, allowing him the opportunity to get to know many wonderful artists. He works with two of the world's leading stereogram creators to help publish several books containing their 3-D creations.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 2.32 pounds
  • Hardcover : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1936140713
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1936140718
  • Product Dimensions : 7.9 x 1.09 x 9.03 inches
  • Publisher : Imagine (July 1, 2012)
  • Reading level : 8 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 43 ratings
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