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anamorphosis

[‚an·ə′mȯr·fə·səs]
(evolution)
Gradual increase in complexity of form and function during evolution of a group of animals or plants. Also known as anamorphism.
(graphic arts)
A drawing which appears to be distorted unless viewed from a particular angle or with a special device.
(optics)
The production of a distorted image by an optical system.

anamorphosis

anamorphosis
A drawing which appears to be distorted unless viewed from a particular angle or with a special device.
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between the anamorphic and the anagrammatic, and of any number of essays
The artist took up his distinctive form of art 55 years ago, and has continued the style to this day, producing thousands of cylindrical anamorphic art works.
Boyle recognizes that the hole 'serves as a kind of anamorphic "skull" or shadow', but does not make the connection with the Lacanian stain (p.
Conidial suspensions of isolates for all possible pair-wise combinations of anamorphic groups and region of origin were mixed and grown in artificial media to induce pseudothecia formation by sexual cross.
Another feature of the anamorphic "trick film," and of anamorphosis more generally, is this: of the two perspectives, one is earlier, the other later; one is naive, and the other sophisticated; one is superficial, the other profound; one is, we might say, manifest, the other latent; and so on.
Selection is possible between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and pillar-box 4:3 video formats.
According to him, this approach to the problem of the influence of visual culture based on its reception offers the possibility to include images that modern readers would not recognize as equivalent to anamorphic images but that could have been understood as such by men of letters and readers of the time.
Building upon Jurgis Baltrusaitis's 1955 study of anamorphic perspective and Hubert Damisch's 1987 study of the origins of perspective, Massey argues that the history of perspective from its earliest employment until Lacan's anamorphic explication of the Gaze as radically split, demonstrates a fundamental, paradoxical contradiction between, embodied viewpoint and representational field.
A two-disc set, Legend of the Stone of Gelel is in 16:9 anamorphic widescreen and includes director's audio commentary, as well as over sixty minutes of extra content and a colorful collector's booklet.
46), recalls the textual ambiguity of Chapman's Ouids Banquet of Sence, with its anamorphic statue of Niobe.
The slim textbook develops the matrix for the reflection at a spherical mirror, analyzes the sensitivity of an optical system to misadjustment, considers the effect of a rotation about the optical axis in an anamorphic system, and presents design approaches for several triplet systems.