|Paul M. Baars|
|Pages/Publication Date:||2014 / 320|
Dutch designer Paul Baars turns to the realms of art and science to create this remarkable collection of hundreds of optical illusions. Along with patterns that seem to move, or images that try to tell our eyes we're seeing something that our brains know isn't there, Baars also presents works from ancient times to the present, by artists like Giuseppe Arcimboldo, M.C. Escher, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte, Liu Bolin, sidewalk artist Edgar Muller, and Studio PBD. The book offers large color reproductions on nearly every page and a dozen gatefold pages, exploring illusions of depth, inversions, vibration effects, ambiguous figures, camouflage, anamorphic art, tessellations, and other visual brain teasers.