Magic Eye III Visions: A New Dimension in Art

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Title: Magic Eye III Visions: A New Dimension in Art
Author: 3D Illusions by N.E. Thing Enterprises
Category:  Non-Fiction
Genre: Games
Details: Hardcover
Pages: 32
ISBN:
0-8362-7017-7
How did I get this book: I purchased the book many years ago
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     Magic Eye
     Magic Eye II
     Magic Eye III (updated)
     Magic Eye Disney
     Magic Eye Anniversary Book
     Magic Eye Gallery
     Magic Eye Beyond 3D Improve Your Vision
     Harry Potter Magic Eye Book: 3D Magical Creatures, Beasts and Beings

Overview: 3D illusions are a magical blend of artistic expression and computer graphic technology.  Instructions (from back of book): All you need to “see” the 3D illusion on the front cover are your two eyes and some patience!  To discover your Magic Eye, focus your eyes as if you were looking at a faraway object; this is called “diverging” your eyes.

One easy way to do this is to hold the book against your nose and very, very slowly pull the book away from your face.  Do not focus on the image; let the image come into focus.  Another way to do this is to focus on a reflection on the shiny cover, then just keep staring at the reflection. This may take several attempts. Be patient, eventually, the 3D image will magically appear.

Likes: What a fun book!  When I first got this book, some of my family members could easily see the images, while others struggled.  Frustrating for some, yes. But once you get the hang of it, and allow your eyes to relax and almost cross, the images come to life.  After that, you can see them more easily.

Dislikes: The only dislike I have is that I no longer own the entire series.  Magic Eye II and Magic Eye III are all that remain.

In Closing: These books really are amazing and fun to play with.  Many years ago, when my children were young, we spent hours going through the books and trying to see what image would pop up next.  Sadly, only a few of the books in the 3D series remain on my bookshelf.  Some were loaned and never returned, others simply wore out.  My copy of this book has some pages that have come loose from the binding; a hazard when children play with a book.  I don’t mind though.  As I said, it was enjoyed for some time.  So, now I await the time when my grandchildren (who are babies as of this posting) are
old enough to be introduced to the Magic Eye series.  I have provided links, so you can enjoy them as well.

 

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