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Deceptions And Illusions

Author : Sybille Ebert-Schifferer
ISBN : UOM:39015055878410
Genre : Art
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"Trompe l'oeil, French for "fool or deceive the eye", is a genre dating back to antiquity that has fascinated both painters and viewers from the Renaissance to the present day. Both witty and serious, it describes paintings that imitate natural appearances so convincingly that viewers momentarily mistake the objects depicted for the real thing. The moment of deception, however, is brief. Uncertainty over what is real and what is illusion is soon replaced by amusement at having been tricked and admiration for the artist's ingenuity and skill." "Deceptions and Illusions explores the art of trompe l'oeil in more than 100 European and American paintings ranging in date from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries by such practitioners as Samuel van Hoogstraten, William M. Harnett, John Haberle, Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein. Organised thematically, the volume begins with works of art inspired by ancient prototypes and with paintings by early Renaissance artists whose close observation of nature was a prerequisite for eye-deceiving illusionism. It then presents the principal subjects of trompe l'oeil artists, beginning with images of letters, prints, dollar bills, and other essentially flat objects that appear to rest on the picture surface, and then moves to three-dimensional illusions in which objects appear to project or recede from the picture plane, blurring the boundary between real and fictitious space. Finally, the volume illustrates the legacy of the art of trompe l'oeil for twentieth-century artists." "Five essays by experts in European and American art and in the science of seeing examine the phenomenon and persistence of trompe l'oeil over the centuries."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Art

The Art Of Deception

Author : Brad Honeycutt
ISBN : 9781607347965
Genre : Games & Activities
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From the world’s greatest master illusion artists, including Guido Moretti, Tracy Lee Stum, Vladimir Kush, Rob Gonsalves and Bev Doolittle, to Istvan Orosz, John Langdon, Scott Kim, Oscar Reutersvard, and Donald "Rusty" Rust, THE ART OF DECEPTION is not just an ordinary collection of optical illusions. Author Brad Honeycutt has collected 200 of the finest deceptive images ever assembled that will excite both novices and long-time fans of illusion art. The spectrum spans from classic optical illusions to art that is "made real from the impossible." This collection includes famous paintings, stunning photographs, and computer enhanced visual eye treats that will make your mind's eye blink twice . . . and then smile. Every image was handpicked to feature a specific segment of the illusory spectrum that has one sole purpose--to illustrate the best artistic presentation possible. With commentary by the artists about their vision and techniques, this is an extraordinary book on the art and science of the illusion.
Category: Games & Activities

Masters Of Deception

Author : Al Seckel
ISBN : 1402705778
Genre : Art
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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.
Category: Art

Illusions Of Reality

Author : James H. Korn
ISBN : 0791433080
Genre : Psychology
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Examines the origins and the development of the use of deception in psychological research to create illusions of reality.
Category: Psychology


Author : Olaf Koester
ISBN : UOM:39015042479686
Genre : Painting
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The Spectacle Of Illusion

Author : Matthew Tompkins
ISBN : 1942884370
Genre : Art
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In 'The Spectacle of Illusion', professional magician-turned experimental psychologist Dr. Matthew L. Tompkins investigates the arts of deception as practised and popularised by mesmerists, magicians and psychics since the early 18th century. Organised thematically within a broadly chronological trajectory, this compelling book explores how illusions perpetuated by magicians and fraudulent mystics can not only deceive our senses but also teach us about the inner workings of our minds. Indeed, modern scientists are increasingly turning to magic tricks to develop new techniques to examine human perception, memory and belief.0Beginning by discussing mesmerism and spiritualism, the book moves on to consider how professional magicians such as John Nevil Maskelyne and Harry Houdini engaged with these movements ? particularly how they set out to challenge and debunk paranormal claims. It also relates the interactions between magicians, mystics and scientists over the past 200 years, and reveals how the researchers who attempted to investigate magical and paranormal phenomena were themselves deceived, and what this can teach us about deception. 00Exhibition: Wellcome Collection, London, UK (11.04.-15.09.2019).
Category: Art

Healthy Work

Author : Robert A. Karasek
ISBN : UOM:39015015166427
Genre : Business & Economics
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Evidence is accumulating that in many contemporary work environments people are literally working themselves to death. But what do we really know about job-related stress and illness? Based on a ten-year study of nearly five thousand workers, this path-breaking book by a distinguished industrial engineer and sociologist and a specialist in industrial medicine identifies a clear connection between work-related illness and workers' lack of participation in the design and outcome of their labors.
Category: Business & Economics

Disguise Deception Trompe L Oeil

Author : Leslie Anne Boldt-Irons
ISBN : 1433104229
Genre : Drama
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The essays in Disguise, Deception, Trompe-l'oeil: Interdisciplinary Perspectives investigate the subject of deception and falsehood from various perspectives. Classical, modernist and postmodern texts and art forms, both visual and performative, are examined in frames of reference that range from aesthetics and literary theory to cognitive science. In some cases, deception and falsehood are seen to have positive connotations, and, in other cases, their negative dimensions are highlighted. The complexity of these terms and their relationship with truth and truthfulness are put on display by the contributors to this volume.
Category: Drama

Illusion Confusion

Author : Paul M. Baars
ISBN : 0500291314
Genre : Optical illusions
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This comprehensive survey of optical illusions includes an astonishing range of images from ancient times to the present. Covering illusions of depth, inversions, vibration effects, ambiguous figures, camouflage, anamorphic art, tessellations and other brain-teasing illusions, it presents examples from psychology, the popular press, the decorative arts, contemporary street art and the fine arts. M. C. Escher, Picasso, Vasarely, Magritte, Liu Bolin, Jos de Mey and other artists are generously represented. Reflecting author Paul Baarss deep engagement with the art and science of optical illusions, this book supersedes all others on the subject.
Category: Optical illusions

The Devil S Matrix

Author : James a Watkins
ISBN : 9798665979083
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Something is wrong with the world. A matrix has been constructed to imprison your mind. It blinds you to the truth. It enslaves you. Do you want to know the truth? Since the Fall, there has been a cosmic war for the hearts and minds of men and women. The forces of darkness have created a false reality for you. The matrix has you. It is a prison for your mind. All I am offering is the truth. Nothing more.

Drawing Visual Illusions

Author : Natalie Sirett
ISBN : 1848374550
Genre : Drawing
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Natalie Sirett reveals the tricks of illusion drawing and shows readers how to create their own mysterious and confusing drawings. She looks at artists such as Escher and Magritte to show how they create the effects they do.
Category: Drawing

Net Of Magic

Author : Lee Siegel
ISBN : 0226756874
Genre : Games & Activities
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Vast like the subcontinent itself and teeming with outrageous and exotic characters, Net of Magic is an enthralling voyage through the netherworld of Indian magic. Lee Siegel, scholar and magician, uncovers the age-old practices of magic in sacred rites and rituals and unveils the contemporary world of Indian magic of street and stage entertainers. Siegel's journeys take him from ancient Sanskrit texts to the slums of New Delhi to find remnants of a remarkable magical tradition. In the squalid settlement of Shadipur, he is initiated into a band of Muslim street conjurers and performs as their shill while they tutor him in their con and craft. Siegel also becomes acquainted with Hindu theatrical magicians, who claim descent from court illusionists and now dress as maharajahs to perform a repertoire of tricks full of poignant kitsch and glitz. Masterfully using a panoply of narrative sleights to recreate the magical world of India, Net of Magic intersperses travelogue, history, ethnography, and fiction. Siegel's vivid, often comic tale is crowded with shills and stooges, tourists and pickpockets, snake charmers and fakirs. Among the cast of characters are Naseeb, a poor Muslim street magician who guides Siegel into the closed circle of itinerant performers; the Industrial Magician, paid by a bank, who convinces his audience to buy traveler's checks by making twenty-rupee notes disappear; the Government Magician, who does a trick with condoms to encourage family planning; P. C. Sorcar, Jr., the most celebrated Indian stage magician; and the fictive Professor M. T. Bannerji, the world's greatest magician, who assumes various guises over a millennium of Indian history and finally arrives in the conjuring capital of the world—Las Vegas. Like Indra's net—the web of illusion in which Indian performers ensnare their audience—Net of Magic captures the reader in a seductive portrayal of a world where deception is celebrated and lies are transformed into compelling and universal truths.
Category: Games & Activities

The Master Of Illusions

Author : Sandro Del-Prete
ISBN : 1402754000
Genre : Art
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A collection of illusions by Sandro Del-Prete, each illustration is accompanied by a description.
Category: Art

Spiritual Deception

Author : Geoffrey Hampton
ISBN : 1790845831
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The book of research.

Images Of Deception

Author : Celestine Dars
ISBN : UCSC:32106006272535
Genre : Trompe l'oeil painting
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Trompe-l'oeil is that intriguing art which, by means of special technical devices, tricks the spectator into the illusion that what he sees is not painted, but real ... The author here looks at the history of trompe-l'oeil, illustrating and discussing some of the most striking examples in European and American art. -- Publisher (book jacket flap text).
Category: Trompe l'oeil painting

Modern Medicine

Author : Sir William Osler
ISBN : CHI:72708982
Genre : Medicine
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Category: Medicine

The Illusion Of More

Author : Harris III
ISBN : 9780768404050
Genre : Religion
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Is the grass really greener on the other side? … Or is this the ultimate illusion? The first man and woman were closer to God than any other creature on Earth. They had everything they could have ever wanted: healthy timeless bodies, an endless supply of food and water, and a beautiful garden in which to live and play. Still, they reached for the mirage of MORE. What is the great illusion that each of us falls prey to in life? More. More money = more contentment. More things = more satisfaction. More success = more happiness. Like Adam and Eve, we still eat the forbidden fruit today. We are tricked into thinking that the One Thing that does offer lasting joy, purpose and contentment is not enough. As a result, the very things we pursue always remain out of reach because we bought into the ultimate illusion. Join Master Illusionist Harris III on an unforgettable journey, as he shows you how to: Expose the lies you have been believing and replace them with life-changing Truth Unmask the mirage of “more” and discover the secrets to joy and contentment Stop allowing the deceiver to prevent you from living your life to its fullest Open your eyes, discover the source of true fulfillment, and never fall for the Illusion of More again!
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The Unsound Mind And The Law

Author : George W. Jacoby
ISBN : NYPL:33433011466582
Genre : Forensic psychiatry
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Category: Forensic psychiatry

Deadly Illusions

Author : John Costello
ISBN : UOM:39015029974097
Genre : Defectors
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This is the first published book to be based on the archives of the KGB. Drawing on the actual operational case files, Soviet cryptographic traffic and debriefings of agents such as Kim Philby, Deadly Illusions offers direct insight into the reality behind some of the most famous Soviet intelligence operations of the century. The product of an unprecedented collaboration between a KGB officer and a veteran historian, this remarkable book reaches deep into the still-secret former First Chief Directorate archives inherited by the Russian Intelligence Service. Deadly Illusions lays bare - from the contemporary Soviet intelligence files - the astonishing secrets of the career of Alexander Orlov. He stands revealed as the true eminence grise of the Cambridge and Oxford spy rings, before he fled from Spain to escape the assassination squads of Stalin
Category: Defectors