From the world’s greatest master illusion artists, including Guido Moretti, Tracy Lee Stum, Vladimir Kush, Rob Gonsalves and Bev Doolittle, to Istvan Orosz, John Langdon, Scott Kim, Oscar Reutersvard, and Donald "Rusty" Rust, THE ART OF DECEPTION is not just an ordinary collection of optical illusions. Author Brad Honeycutt has collected 200 of the finest deceptive images ever assembled that will excite both novices and long-time fans of illusion art. The spectrum spans from classic optical illusions to art that is "made real from the impossible." This collection includes famous paintings, stunning photographs, and computer enhanced visual eye treats that will make your mind's eye blink twice . . . and then smile. Every image was handpicked to feature a specific segment of the illusory spectrum that has one sole purposeto illustrate the best artistic presentation possible. With commentary by the artists about their vision and techniques, this is an extraordinary book on the art and science of the illusion.
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About the Author
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. Brad is also the author of EXCEPTIONAL EYE TRICKS and the co-author of THE ART OF THE ILLUSION with Terry Stickels.
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It should come as no surprise that the topic of optical illusions is a rather elusive one. We experience optical illusions all the time, and our eyes deceive us. Distant scenes appear at, in that we may perceive everything beyond a certain distance to be in (or out) of focus. ings that are far away appear to be smaller than they really are. When we see with only one eye, depth perception is lost. “Realistic” photographs are two-dimensional representations of things that we know to be three-dimensional. Fish, ies, and fowl see differently than we do. Whose “reality” is right? All of them? None of them? Are they all optical illusions? Do the eyes “see” or does the brain? Obviously, both are required, but images are created in the brain with data received through the eyes. Artists creating intentionally deceptive illusions have many of these “tools” at their disposal.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A very strong collection of images. Makes a great coffee table book and conversation starter.