Friday, January 31, 2014

New Book on Military Deception

Above The cover of one of the latest books on the subject, a wide-ranging massive anthology (586 pp.) of important essays, articles and book chapters on camouflage and other aspects of military deception: Hy Rothstein and Barton Whaley, eds., The Art and Science of Military Deception. Boston: Artech House, 2013.


The book includes a chapter from our own FALSE COLORS: Art, Design and Modern Camouflage (2002), with the title "Now You See It, Now You Don't: Camoufleurs, Conjurers and Pickpockets." In introducing it, this is what the editors say about FALSE COLORS—

Simply the best all-round introductory book on camouflage. A brilliant fulfillment of the promise of the author's previous 1981 book on the subject. The book not only gives us the theory that ties deception to art, design and war, but extends its reach to encompass con games, magic, and perceptual illusions in general. Consequently, it is perfect for beginners and a finishing school for veteran camoufleurs.