Illusion in Art: Trompe l'Oeil - A History of Pictorial Illusionism
by Mastai, M.L. d'Otrange
379,  pp. The first comprehensive study of Illusionism, from frescoes of classical antiquity to the architectural quadratura of the Renaissance and the deceptions of the Age of Reason. The book concludes with a study of surrealism as a present-day form of trompe l'oeil, and with an appreciation of its effects on the contemporary practitioners of both Illusionism proper and photographic realism.KEYWORDS: ART HISTORY ARTISTIC MOVEMENTS ILLUSION First edition. Page ridges and inside of jacket lightly foxed. New York: Abaris Books, 1975. First Edition. Collectible; Very Good/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2196840)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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