anamorphism


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anamorphism

[‚an·ə′mȯr·fiz·əm]
(evolution)
(geology)
A kind of metamorphism at considerable depth in the earth's crust and under great pressure, resulting in the formation of complex minerals from simple ones.
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Its anamorphism added a pleasing angle to the floor-level, horizontal stage whilst also suggesting a deformation from the divine order.
The viewer becomes a performer again in Opgenorth's exper iment with anamorphism, visual matter presented such that it can only be "correctly" discerned when seen from an extremely oblique angle.
In the name of Malvolio is Olivia, and in the name of Olivia is Viola."(37) Despite his clear-headed exploration of the analogous relationship between the anagram and the Renaissance fad for anamorphism in the visual arts, Petronella settles for the tortuous and uninteresting diagnosis that Malvolio is "acting out the Lacanian mirror stage" and thus the "anagram is a conversion of one signifier into another signifier, and in this regard represents Lacanian 'lack.'"(38) In spite of such ingenuity, the overwhelming tendency of editors is either to admit defeat (as in the case of AMen) or to remain silent (Riverside).