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The Playful Eye: An Album of Visual Delight Paperback – February 1, 2000
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About the Author
Julian Rothenstein is a great gatherer and arranger of aged, amusing, bizarre, and beatiful art and artifacts. Proprietor of Redstone Press of London, he has unleashed many wonderfully weird books, calendars, and notecards on the world at large.
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by Julian Rothenstein
If you love to play with optical illusions, & would like to enjoy further visual diversion off the beaten path, please get hold of this wonderful book & add it to your personal library.
The Playful Eye is certainly a virtual feast of ingenious games & visual tricks gathered from around the world.
The author has done an excellent job in putting this wonderful compendium together. Kudos!
The Playful Eye is a wonderful collection of classic illusions that were printed on obscure puzzle cards, postcards, trading cards, advertisements, and the like during the late 19th to mid 20th century. The editors have done a remarkable job in collecting these illusions from obscure source material and private collections. What is even more remarkable, and in my mind, one of the best aspects of this charming collection, is the amount of research that they put in labeling the sources for each image. This is a real reference tool for an illusion collector like myself.
The illustrations are wonderful and you are bound to see images that are not seen elsewhere. Lots and lots of fun!