camera obscura

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camera obscura

a darkened chamber or small building in which images of outside objects are projected onto a flat surface by a convex lens in an aperture

camera obscura

[¦kam·rə əb′skyu̇r·ə]
(optics)
A primitive camera in which the real image of an object can be observed or traced on the wall of the enclosure opposite the aperture, rather than being recorded photographically.
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By photographing the camera obscura image as it falls upon the substance and furnishings of the hotel rooms and unused offices he adapts for the purpose, Morell ironically superimposes the longevity of the monuments outside on an internal site of transience by means of light passing through.
Aristotle (384-322 BC) understood the optical principle of the camera obscura.
In 1490, Leonardo Da Vinci gave two clear descriptions of the camera obscura in his notebooks.
The development of the camera obscura took two tracks.
The other track became the camera obscura room, a combination of education and entertainment.
The camera obscura exerts a gravitational pull that does not easily let go.
The Santa Monica camera obscura is at the Senior Recreation Center, 1450 Ocean Ave.