Wadsworth Atheneum

HOW TO UNDERSTAND, ENJOY, AND DRAW OPTICAL ILLUSIONS: 37 ILLUSTRATED PROJECTS

In this compact and colorful book, Robert Ausbourne presents a clear explanation of a wide variety of seemingly confounding optical illusions. In plain language, he explains how illusions work, how to create them, and how to alter and play with them to your heart's content, using basic drawing skills. As Ausbourne writes in his introduction, "If you are human, you already have the basic skills necessary to study illusions. Serious artists should know where the pointy end of a pencil is."

With step-by-step instructions and thirty-seven projects to work with, this intriguing book is appropriate for graphic designers, teachers, art enthusiasts, artists, and anyone who enjoys contemplating how the mind works and how the eye sees. The sturdy, hardcover binding lets you lay the book flat for convenient scanning of the basic shapes used in the drawing projects, and the directions - accompanied by full-color illustrations - are clear and easy to follow.

Details: By Robert Ausbourne
published 2007, 72 pages, harcover

 

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