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Chapter 10 - How Lighting Creates Optical Illusions

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The lighting of objects or of a scene can alone produce an optical illusion. In still more cases, it can be a contributing factor in an optical illusion.

All the illusions of brightness-contrast may be produced by lighting. Surfaces and details may appear larger or smaller, harsh or almost obliterated, heavy or light;

This chapter of Luckiesh's optical illusion book discussed several aspects of lighting in relation to optical illusions.

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About This Book Preface Chap 1, Introduction Chap 2, The Eye Chap 3, Vision Chap 4, Geometrical Chap 5, Figures Chap 6, Angles Chap 7, Depth/Distance Chap 8 Brightness/Contrast Chap 9, Color Chap 10, Lighting Chap 11, Nature Chap 12, Painting/Decorating Chap 13, Architecture Chap 14, Magic Mirror Chap 15, Camouflage

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