Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Trick of the Eye: Art and Illusion Hardcover – May 24, 2010
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
From School Library Journal
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.
From the Inside Flap
This colorful, lively, and endlessly entertaining book for children looks at artistic illusion showing that art history is rife with tricksters.
Top customer reviews
I recommend this book to people ages 8-100 years old, I don't think younger kids will understand many of the paintings and they might not get the illusions. I think older people would like it because it isn't very challenging but it is very mind capturing, descriptive and entertaining.
Reviewed by Young Mensan Sofia H., age 10, Denver Mensa