The Museum of Illusions: Optical Tricks in Art

4 avg rating
( 7 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9783791347776: The Museum of Illusions: Optical Tricks in Art
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Traveling back and forth across generations and movements, this engrossing book looks at the myriad ways artists fool their audiences. The art of optical illusion has been an integral part of painting since antiquity, when it was used as a yardstick by which to judge an artist's level of mastery. In the centuries that followed, and continuing through contemporary times, artists from Van Eyck to Gerhard Richter have delighted in "tricking the eye." That practice has extended to outdoor spaces with the likes of Banksy and Cayetano Ferrer. This book presents a fascinating overview of the different methods of illusion practiced by artists over hundreds of years. Organized into five chapters--"Optical Illusions," "Distortions and Hidden Images," "De-Figurations," "Questioning Perception," and "Overstepping Reality"--it brings together artists from various time periods and disciplines. Dozens of illustrated examples offer intriguing comparisons of works by Magritte and Li Wei, Cindy Sherman and Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Michelangelo and Duane Hanson, and many more. Readers will come away with an understanding of how artists perceive our world, and how their reflections and distortions are at once confusing and enlightening.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

Traveling back and forth across generations and movements, this engrossing book looks at the myriad ways artists fool their audiences. Readers will come away with an understanding of how artists perceive our world, and how their reflections and distortions are at once confusing and enlightening.

About the Author:

CELINE DELAVAUX is an art historian and author of many books including The Impossible Museum (Prestel). She is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the French cultural magazine, Cassandre/Horschamps.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Celine Delavaux
Published by Prestel (2013)
ISBN 10: 3791347772 ISBN 13: 9783791347776
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prestel, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M3791347772

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Celine Delavaux
Published by Prestel 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 3791347772 ISBN 13: 9783791347776
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Robin Summers
(Aldeburgh, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prestel 2013, 2013. Condition: New. New hardback. Fine and unread. Seller Inventory # A152123

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Celine Delavaux
Published by Prestel 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 3791347772 ISBN 13: 9783791347776
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Robin Summers
(Aldeburgh, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prestel 2013, 2013. Condition: New. New hardback. Some minor shelf wear but content fine and unread. Seller Inventory # A173117

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 16.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Delavaux, Celine
Published by Prestel
ISBN 10: 3791347772 ISBN 13: 9783791347776
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Prestel. Hardcover. Condition: New. 3791347772 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0839090

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds