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How to draw incredible optical illusions / Gianni A. Sarcone.

Sarcone, Gianni A., (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Princeton PL - Princeton 741.2 Sar (Text) 30890000601474 Adult Books Upper level Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 741.2 SARCONE (Text) 33946003131088 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781623540609
  • ISBN: 1623540607
  • Physical Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Imagine! Publishing, c2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Imagine Book"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Size distortion -- Ambiguous figures -- Hidde or suggested figures within camouflages -- Impossible figures -- It moves.
Summary, etc.:
Gianni Sarcone offers an approachable how-to for graphic designers, teachers, and artists who want to explore illusions that are distorted in size or create the perception of movement. Amateur illusionists are invited to draw curves that diverge and converge, diamonds that vibrate and flicker, hypnotic spirals, ghosts, and ambiguous figures, and many other visual tricks.
Subject: Optical illusions in art.
Drawing > Technique.

Gianni A. Sarcone is a passionate author, inventor and designer with more than twenty years of experience in the fields of visual creativity, recreational mathematics, and educational games.

His artworks and feature articles on educational topics and creative thinking are published and syndicated in magazines, newspapers, and books. Sarcone has written several books in English, French, German, and Italian on brain games, critical thinking, and on the mechanism of vision.

Sarcone acknowledges himself as a "visual prankster" or a "wonder injector." He likes to combine visual art, psychology, cognitive sciences, and logic paradoxes to test people’s ingenuity and to prompt the curious to look beyond what seems obvious, to think and to see outside of the box. He often conducts training workshops that enhance and challenge the mind of youngsters and adults alike. He is cofounder, editor and webmaster of Archimedes’ Lab Project,, a consulting network of experts specializing in developing creativity.

Considered a leading authority on visual perception by academic institutions, Gianni A. Sarcone was a juror at the Third Annual "Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest" held in Sarasota, Florida (USA). His optical illusion project "Mask of Love" was named in the top ten best optical illusions in the "2011 Best Illusion of the Year Contest" held in Naples, Florida.

You can get more information from his official website:

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