Masters of Deception

Escher, Dalí & the Artists of Optical Illusion


Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402705779

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 3736

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.

Economics and Other Branches – In the Shade of the Oak Tree

Essays in Honour of Pascal Bridel


Author: François Allisson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317317173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 4232

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

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 8417

"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.

The Oxford Companion to Consciousness


Author: Tim Bayne,Axel Cleeremans,Patrick Wilken

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198569513

Category: Philosophy

Page: 672

View: 6707

Consciousness is undoubtedly one of the last remaining scientific mysteries and hence one of the greatest contemporary scientific challenges. How does the brain's activity result in the rich phenomenology that characterizes our waking life? Are animals conscious? Why did consciousness evolve? How does science proceed to answer such questions? Can we define what consciousness is? Can we measure it? Can we use experimental results to further our understanding of disorders of consciousness, such as those seen in schizophrenia, delirium, or altered states of consciousness? These questions are at the heart of contemporary research in the domain. Answering them requires a fundamentally interdisciplinary approach that engages not only philosophers, but also neuroscientists and psychologists in a joint effort to develop novel approaches that reflect both the stunning recent advances in imaging methods as well as the continuing refinement of our concepts of consciousness. In this light, the Oxford Companion to Consciousness is the most complete authoritative survey of contemporary research on consciousness. Five years in the making and including over 250 concise entries written by leaders in the field, the volume covers both fundamental knowledge as well as more recent advances in this rapidly changing domain. Structured as an easy-to-use dictionary and extensively cross-referenced, the Companion offers contributions from philosophy of mind to neuroscience, from experimental psychology to clinical findings, so reflecting the profoundly interdisciplinary nature of the domain. Particular care has been taken to ensure that each of the entries is accessible to the general reader and that the overall volume represents a comprehensive snapshot of the contemporary study of consciousness. The result is a unique compendium that will prove indispensable to anyone interested in consciousness, from beginning students wishing to clarify a concept to professional consciousness researchers looking for the best characterization of a particular phenomenon.

The Master of Illusions

Pictures to Ponder from a Visual Virtuoso


Author: Sandro Del-Prete

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402754005

Category: Art

Page: 310

View: 1315

A collection of illusions by Sandro Del-Prete, each illustration is accompanied by a description.

Optische Illusionen

Sie werden Ihren Augen nicht trauen!


Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867062008


Page: 256

View: 965

The Great Book of Optical Illusions


Author: Al Seckel

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552976500

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 304

View: 6547

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.

The Canadian Who's who


Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040718

Category: Canada

Page: 1450

View: 859

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.

M. C. Escher Kaleidozyklen


Author: Maurits Cornelis Escher,Doris Schattschneider,Wallace Walker

Publisher: Benedikt Taschen Verlag

ISBN: 9783822896006


Page: 40

View: 3391

Geometrische Figuren selber basteln Jeder liebt Überraschungen. In diesem Buch wird der Zauber von Eschers Werk dreidimensional zur Wirkung gebracht. Sie selbst können aus vorgestanzten Bögen wunderschön dekorierte geometrische Figuren basteln. Entdecken Sie die Schönheit von Regelmäßigkeit und Symmetrie, die aus der Kombination von Geometrie und Eschers Bildkunst hervorgeht.

Optical Illusions for Quilters


Author: Karen Combs

Publisher: American Quilter's Society

ISBN: 9780891458920

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 166

View: 3466

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.

Canadian Who's Who 2009


Author: Elizabeth Lumley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802040923

Category: Reference

Page: 1445

View: 4125

Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.

Die Kunst der Augentäuschung


Author: Eckhard Hollmann,Jürgen Tesch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791331621

Category: Trompe-l'oeil - Geschichte - Bildband

Page: 95

View: 2690

Der Wettstreit der antiken Maler Zeuxis und Parrhasios ist Legende: der eine verstand es, Kirschen so täuschend ähnlich zu malen, dass die Vögel das Bild zerpickten; der andere bat den Kollegen, den Vorhang vor einem seiner Bilder zur Seite zu ziehen. Der versuchte es und stellte fest, dass der Vorhangstoff >nur gemalt war. Die Trompe-l'oil -Malerei, die Kunst der Augentäuschung, erfreut sich seither größter Beliebtheit. Die gemalten Zauberstücke

Der Louvre

alle Gemälde


Author: Vincent Pomarède

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783832194574


Page: 766

View: 8603