How real is reality? With dozens of beautiful reproductions and an engaging and informative text, this book is a fascinating look at artistic illusions through the ages. Silke Vry reveals how artists from ancient Pompeii to the twenty-first century have fooled their audiences with visual tricks, puns, and hidden clues. In addition, she shows you how to entertain your friends with optical projects you can create at home. For the curious reader, this compelling book will provide hours of amusement and wonder. Hardcover, 64 brightly illustrated pages, Prestel publishing, Silke Vry Author.