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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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Similarly, James Turner likens the images of the bulging brain and arched eyebrows in stanza 1, and the distorted images in the meadow and the wood sections, to anamorphoses, "slanted portraits which seem normal when viewed from the side" (78).
But like anamorphoses designed for the eye of the camera, various poles, boards, bowls, grilles, and the like have been arranged in the depths of the room to create a play of light on the arranged objects that produces the illusion of a coherent reality that is completely different from what's actually been photographed.
Another difference is that the garden works were constructed to transform in front of the viewer's eyes, like a shifting stage set, but two-dimensional anamorphoses require movement of the viewer - a literal transformation in the viewer's position in relation to the viewpoint.
In the great Pomard Hall of the museum (recently expanded by the architects Diener & Diener), several anamorphoses made of words and figures were integrated into an imaginary landscape.