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Enter the world of visual illusion! Master artist Sandro Del-Prete is your guide through this mysterious, compelling landscape. His world-class works appeared in the best-selling Masters of Deception, revealing a style both uniquely poetic and personal. Like M.C. Escher, Del-Prete has devised a universe rich in impossible objects, optical deceptions, double perspectives, transformations, anamorphosis, and a good deal more. In this truly astonishing volume of images old and new, he presents a complete range of his...

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Enter the world of visual illusion! Master artist Sandro Del-Prete is your guide through this mysterious, compelling landscape. His world-class works appeared in the best-selling Masters of Deception, revealing a style both uniquely poetic and personal. Like M.C. Escher, Del-Prete has devised a universe rich in impossible objects, optical deceptions, double perspectives, transformations, anamorphosis, and a good deal more. In this truly astonishing volume of images old and new, he presents a complete range of his art, from lithographed reproductions to oil paintings and sculptures. Look closely inside a cage with two lovebirds to see all the elements merge into the shape of a girl’s face. A series of seemingly endless towers pays homage to Escher. Expressive text accompanies each picture, opening a window into the work and illuminating Del-Prete’s artistic choices.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781402754005
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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