Optical illusions have been fascinating our minds for centuries. By defying common perception and the workings of the eye with subtle, mind-teasing images, we gain a greater understanding of the way we ourselves look at the world, and how we can deceive ourselves regarding it. This lavishly produced book, contains some 280 of the most stunningly beautiful, involving and mind-stretching optical illusions reproduced in colour and black and white. With a huge variety of themes and effects, every type of optical illusion is represented. The effects in this collection will produce both joy and surprise in all age groups and genders. The Fantastic World of Optical Illusions is a collection of images from this fascinating area where art and science blur together.