Masters Of Deception

Author: Al Seckel
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402705779
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Celebrates the use of optical illusion in art, presenting the importance and uniqueness of such work, discussing such artists as Salvador Dalâi, M.C. Sesher, and Istvâan Orosz.

The Great Book Of Optical Illusions

Author: Al Seckel
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781552976500
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Presents over 270 examples and works of art designed to trick the eye, including explanations for each illusion, information on the artists, and discussions about the science of illusion.

Optical Illusions For Quilters

Author: Karen Combs
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
ISBN: 9780891458920
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The world of optical illusions has fascinated artists for centuries, and quiltmaker Karen Combs has been intrigued by them for years. In Optical Illusions for Quilters, she unravels the mysteries of optical illusions as applied to quilting, some of them for the first time. Masterpiece quilts are used to explain each illusion and quilters are shown how to apply these principles to their work. Though Karen's focus is on quilting, these principles can be applied to other creative mediums. In an easy to understand manner, she encourages readers to use their imaginations, listen to their inner voices, and apply their new knowledge as they become masters of illusions.

Art And Illusionists

Author: Nicholas Wade
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319252291
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We delight in using our eyes, particularly when puzzling over pictures. Art and illusionists is a celebration of pictures and the multiple modes of manipulating them to produce illusory worlds on flat surfaces. This has proved fascinating to humankind since the dawning of depiction. Art and illusionists is also a celebration of the ways we see pictures, and of our ability to distil meaning from arrays of contours and colours. Pictures are not only a source of fascination for artists, who produce them, but also for scientists, who analyse the perceptual effects they induce. Illusions provide the glue to cement the art and science of vision. Painters plumb the art of observation itself whereas scientists peer into the processes of perception. Both visual artists and scientists have produced patterns that perplex our perceptions and present us with puzzles that we are pleased to peruse. Art and illusionists presents these two poles of pictorial representation as well as presenting novel ‘perceptual portraits’ of the artists and scientists who have augmented the art of illusion. The reader can experience the paradoxes of pictures as well as producing their own by using the stereoscopic glasses enclosed and the transparent overlay for making dynamic moiré patterns.

Economics And Other Branches In The Shade Of The Oak Tree

Author: François Allisson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317317173
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Pascal Bridel held the Chair of Economics at the University of Lausanne and is founder of the Centre Walras-Pareto. This major essay collection reflects his wide range of interests and his seminal contributions to economic theory. It is the work of more than thirty of the most senior scholars of economics working today.

Wit S End What Wit Is How It Works And Why We Need It

Author: James Geary
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039325495X
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"A witty book about wit that steers an elegant path between waggishness and wisdom." —Stephen Fry Much more than a knack for snappy comebacks, wit is the quick, instinctive intelligence that allows us to think, say, or do the right thing at the right time in the right place. In this whimsical book, James Geary explores every facet of wittiness, from its role in innovation to why puns are the highest form of wit. Geary reasons that wit is both visual and verbal, physical and intellectual: there’s the serendipitous wit of scientists, the crafty wit of inventors, the optical wit of artists, and the metaphysical wit of philosophers. In Wit’s End, Geary embraces wit in every form by adopting a different style for each chapter; he writes the section on verbal repartee as a dramatic dialogue, the neuroscience of wit as a scientific paper, the spirituality of wit as a sermon, and other chapters in jive, rap, and the heroic couplets of Alexander Pope. Wit’s End agilely balances psychology, folktales, visual art, and literary history with lighthearted humor and acute insight, drawing upon traditions of wit from around the world. Entertaining, illuminating, and entirely unique, Wit’s End demonstrates that wit and wisdom are really the same thing.

Wordplay

Author: John Langdon
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151984541
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An insightful look at ambigrams--words that are unchanged when inverted or reflected--shows how the shape of the letters can lend meaning to the word. 20,000 first printing.

The Canadian Who S Who

Author: Elizabeth Lumley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780802040718
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Now in its ninety-eighth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians.