Masters of Deception
By Al Seckel
Helen Keller's image is created with Braille dots - and Jacques Cousteau's portrait is made out of seashells. From Escher's drawing of flying geese become swimming fish — to a sculptural installation of a seemingly parts that when seen in a mirror, cleverly forms a piano, Masters of Deception: Escher, Dali and the Artists of Optical Illusion, is filled with these playful and visually manipulative creations fill this lavishly illustrated book. Twenty artists, from the 16th through 21st centuries, are featured, with biographical details and discussions of their art. Softbound, 320 pages.