"Illusionistic painting-or trompe l'oeil - has never been so popular in contemporary interior decoration. Yet this playful approach, dedicated literally to 'fouling the eye', has a noble and ancient pedigree, giving 'trompe' painters a rich repertoire of motifs and effects. Trompe l' Oeil shows how rooms can be magically transformed through illusionistic murals, objects, paintings, fabrics and finishes. These ingenious techniques turn wooden floors into splendid marble expanses, adorn plain walls with neoclassical mouldings, upgrade ordinary furniture to period pieces, and add sumptuous garden views to windowless rooms."--BOOK COVER.