Eyes, Lies And Illusions: The Art Of Deception Hardcover by Laurent Mannoni (Author), Werner Nekes (Author), Marina Warner (Author)
Excellent used condition This book does not show signs of being read. The spine remains undamaged. The first page, written in pencil: “£49.99” – for Oxfam reference. Some very minor storage wear.
This book is a most valuable reference source for collectors, historians, museums, libraries, etc.
About this book:
Eyes, Lies and Illusions explores the art of perceptual paradox and optical wizardry from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. It features full colour reproductions illustrating a vast range of intriguing media and artworks-anamorphoses, tricks of perspective, hidden and double images, manuscripts, prints and books, cameras, games and toys and early forms of animation. Drawn from the astonishing collection of the German experimental film-maker Werner Nekes, who has formed one of the most remarkable collection of pre-cinematic optical inventions and illusions in the world, this book also features the work of eight internationally renowned contemporary artists - Christian Boltanski, Carsten Holler, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anthony McCall, Tony Oursler, Markus Raetz, Alfons Schilling, Ludwig Wilding - inspired by the imaginative power of visual illusion.
With essays by the novelist and cultural historian Marina Warner and by the leading writer on the 'pre-history' of cinema, Laurent Mannoni, glossary entries on key terms by Werner Nekes, and texts on all of the contemporary artists, Eyes, Lies and illustration reveals the continuing fascination with perceptual ambiguity in Western art, science and popular culture since the Renaissance.
About the Author
Laurent Mannoni is former Curator of the equipment collections of the Cinematheque Francaise and the Centre National de la Cinematographie. His books include The Great Art of Light and Shadow: Archaeology of the Cinema (2000). Werner Nekes is an experimental filmmaker and media-researcher who has created one of the world's finest collections of optical devices and art and ephemera relating to illusion. Marina Warner is a novelist, critic and cultural historian. Her non-fiction includes From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers (1994) and No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1998).