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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

anamorphosis

anamorphosis
A drawing which appears to be distorted unless viewed from a particular angle or with a special device.
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[...] Mais d'autres particularites (comme ('inversion) peuvent faire que le lecteur a besoin de lire d'une certaine facon pour bien lire; I'autcur n'a pas a s'en offenser, mais au contraire a laisser la plus grande liberte au lecteur en lui disant: "Regardez vous-meme si vous voyez mieux avec ce verre-ci, avec celuila, avec cet autre." (30) Avec l'anamorphose, Toussaint offre a ses lecteurs l'instrument optique muni du "verre" specifique qu'il leur faut "pour bien lire" son livre.
This is also the case in our wedding photograph, since the narrator admits that the bride and bridegroom "were there all the time." Besides, as in anamorphoses, we have a reversal in perspective which occurs after the spectator has moved laterally in front of the painting, the movement being here the metaphorical visual journey through the photograph that both the narrator and the reader make during their simultaneous reading of the picture.
(20) Ce film sera l'occasion pour le cineaste d'employer des filtres colores degrades, des miroirs courbes, de renouer avec des techniques comme le glass painting, de proceder a des distorsions et des anamorphoses qui seront reprises dans nombre de ses longs metrages suivants: La Ville des Pirates (1983), Les Trois Couronnes du matelot (1983).
58 I will not be dealing with catoptric or reflective anamorphoses here, which figure prominently in book 2 of Niceron's treatise.
162; Fernand Hallyn, "Anamorphose et allegorie," Revue de litterature comparee 56 (1982): 319-30; Zinguer, Le Roman steganamorphique, 82-83.
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.
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.