‘The Museum of Illusions’ Book Review

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on June 23, 2013
The Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusion
By Céline Delavaux
Hardcover, 192 pages
$24.95 / Prestel

The expression “You won’t believe your eyes” certainly holds true with this sweeping collection of artwork and photographs, spanning cultures and centuries, all of which was created in deliberate attempts to lead viewers astray. From iconic paintings by Michelangelo and Salvador Dalí to contemporary camera works by an array of contemporary film and digital tricksters, with accompanying commentary about how each artist performed his or her curious visual magic, it’s a sensational stroll through a “museum” that gets more interesting with the turn of every page.