The usefulness of useless things.
January 2, 2013 § 6 Comments
Optical Designs in Motion with Moiré Overlays by Carol Belanger Grafton. Dover Publications Inc, New York. 1976. Published in Canada by General Publishing Company Ltd, Toronto, Ontario.
Part of “The Dover Pictorial Archive Series”.
“Produce your own moiré effects in motion with this unusual and stimulating new book“.
I’m not surprised this book was published in the seventies. I see it as a coffee table book supplying hours of amusement to those partaking of certain intoxicants.
The archaic definition of moiré is watered mohair, which possibly refers to its origins in textile as a watered ( or ripply ) pattern.
Status: Get the projector out and film some neat patterns.
Kill-ratio: 22:4 / ~5:1
Alt-title: Untitled Object No. 327 For Watering Down Your Point of View.
Tagged: 1970s, art, designs, garage sale, illusion, moiré, optical, overlay, patterns, photographs, photographs of books, vision, yellow
Gasp! That’s a fantastic book/thing!
Yes, yes, do those photos!
Thanks Ashley! Yes I rather think I will. Cheers
The book looks fascinating. Sadly, it’s not in our county library system.
That’s too bad. I suspect if it was the acetate overlay might be missing:)
Love the alt title. Superb photographs, too! Have a great 2013, Deanne!
Thanks on both counts Richard. I liked this alt one a lot too:)
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