This comprehensive survey of optical illusions includes an astonishing range of images from ancient times to the present. Covering illusions of depth, inversions, vibration effects, ambiguous figures, camouflage, anamorphic art, tessellations and other brain-teasing illusions, it presents examples from psychology, the popular press, the decorative arts, contemporary street art and the fine arts. M. C. Escher, Picasso, Vasarely, Magritte, Liu Bolin, Jos de Mey and other artists are generously represented. Reflecting author Paul Baars's deep engagement with the art and science of optical illusions, this book supersedes all others on the subject.
Paul Baars is a designer based in Amsterdam. His firm, Paul Baars Design, creates original identities and objects, and his works are sold in galleries and museums in the Netherlands and abroad.
'Paul Baars demonstrates a deep engagement with the art and science of optical illusions' - Daily Mail
'Be prepared to be surprised and amazed at this easy-to-pick-up, hard-to-put-down delight of a book' - Eastern Daily Press