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Exceptional Eye Tricks

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By: Brad Honeycutt

Amazing optical magic.

Whether they’re drawn from nature or art, optical illusions can amaze, amuse, confuse, and fool the viewer. They remind us that we do not see the world as it is, but only filtered through our own perceptions. This stunning collection captures the full breadth of the form, from composite images and trompe l’oeil to tricks of perspective and the absolutely impossible. There are ambiguous illusions with multiple meanings, depending on how you look, such as “Dance with Me”: Can you see the ominous face gazing at a happy couple dancing among the trees? If you want to glimpse the magic in a topsy-turvy illusion, just rotate the page to reveal some hidden imagery. Viewed one way, “The Mysterious Island,” painted by Hungarian artist István Orosz, shows a small ship sailing through an opening in some rocks. But turn it upside down and instead there’s a portrait of the great author Jules Verne! And of course, there are illusions where things seem to be the same size when they’re really not and others that seem to be in motion when, of course, they’re completely still.

From a twice-as-beautiful-as-one double rainbow to a fully intact wall that appears to have crumbled, these mysterious illusions will fascinate and enchant anyone who loves art, science, and magic.

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Author Bio:

Brad Honeycutt, 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.

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Editorial Reviews:

Aptos Times

Leave this book out where guests can find it and it won't take long before they are totally entranced by the illusions found here. Drawn from nature and art, these incredible images will amuse, amaze and confuse the viewer.

From ambiguous illusions and composite drawings to trompe l'oeil and masterly tricks of perspective, this collection will have you shaking your head in amazement. . . .

As the author notes, "Illusions are also a good reminder that we do not see the world as it really exists, but rather as how we perceive it with our own eyes and biases." As you page through Exceptional Eye Tricks you'll find ample proof of this observation!

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Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-93614-073-2

E-book PDF
ISBN: 978-1-60734-660-9
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Page count: 128
10 x 8

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