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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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However, this does not happen, since the signifier which imposes itself to the frontal vision of the narrator is not the newlyweds but Sofka, in what, nonetheless, looks, to the narrator, like a wedding picture ("at least, I assume it is a wedding, although the bride and bridegroom are absent"): this antinomic sentence illustrates perfectly a phrase by Jean-Charles Margolin, who defines anamorphoses as "the discordant reunion of a signifier and a signified drawing back from it.
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.
On perspective and anamorphosis in the period, see Jurgis Baltrusaitis, Anamorphoses ou thaumaturgus opticus (Paris: Flammarion, 1984); Ernest B.
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.
Each has its own angle, as the phrase goes, or slant--the calculated warp or distortion of a perspective; they are, in effect, more like anamorphoses than representations of the object to which they are applied.
L'activite comparatiste qui permet la perception des structures de l'identite au sein des differences, est donc bien une anamorphose, en fait la plus essentielle des anamorphoses, puisqu'elle est le travail de la memoire.
Si le lecteur interprete chaque variante separement, il reste en deca de la litterarite a laquelle il n'accede qu'en tenant compte des manques, des deviations, bref des anamorphoses qui ne sont percues que par une lecture double, visuelle et memorielle, reconstituant la binarite indissoluble de la variante et de son intertexte.
Lacan's anamorphoses can also serve to remind us that in Delie, the object of desire, the Other, is not only sublime, but subliminal.
Certainement pas, vu l'interet que prenait Perec pour les anamorphoses et autres trompe-l'oeil.