The Art of Illusion

Author(s): Florian Heine

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Discover how artists have been tricking the human eye for centuries in this gorgeous and wide-ranging exploration of the art of illusion.


This spellbinding look at the history and development of illusionistic art reveals wide-ranging techniques that have piqued the public's fascination with this medium. Beautifully reproduced, the images featured in the book includes centuries-old work such as the scenery at the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy, and the ceiling frescos at the W rzburg Residence in Germany, that showcase processes such as trompe l'oeil and anamorphosis. It also features work from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Ren Magritte's classic Surrealist works; M.C. Escher's magical and mathematically precise drawings; the seemingly undulating paintings of Bridget Riley; the manipulated photography of Andreas Gursky; Duane Hanson's eerily lifelike sculptures; JR's larger-than-life portrait photographs; and Georges Rousse's mind-bending constructions. The book also has examples of amazing street art including subway graffiti and a sidewalk painting that makes pedestrians think twice. This extraordinary and informative guide to all kinds of artistic trickery will satisfy scholars as well as everyday fans.

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General Fields

  • : 9783791386799
  • : Prestel Verlag GmbH & Co KG.
  • : Prestel Verlag GmbH & Co KG.
  • : 1.3889
  • : December 2020
  • : .88 Inches X 9.63 Inches X 12.06 Inches
  • : January 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Florian Heine
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 192