camera lucida


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camera lucida

[¦kam·rə ′lü·səd·ə]
(optics)
An instrument having a peculiarly shaped prism or a system of mirrors, and often a microscope, which causes a virtual image of an object to be produced on a plane surface, enabling the image's outline to be traced.
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Comenzando por Salvador Elizondo, el objetivo de su Camera lucida sera superar una tradicion de muchas interrupciones, circunloquios y eufemismos (21) y esclarecer el ejercicio de la escritura a la luz de una interpretacion fotografica del mundo.
Punctum in Camera Lucida stresses the role of individual's perception or response to a photograph.
Quantitative stereology: The use of camera lucida for counting neurons by physical dissector method in chick brainstem auditory nuclei.
In Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetee, Sans soleil, and Hiroshima mon amour, Mavor follows her variegated reflections on four works that leave her "black and blue," but she also touches on many many other works.
2 Barthes, Roland, Camera Lucida, pg 53, Farrar Straus and Giroux, NY, 1981.
In other words, if one considers Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes as a beginning in 1975 and Camera Lucida as an ending in 1980, with the courses filling in the middle, The Preparation of the Novel is the focal point of his project.
In the third section, Marder returns to literature, via Barthes' Camera Lucida and the recent writings of Helene Cixous.
This recognition seems to be necessarily performed through another medium, namely writing, since the photograph of his mother as a child is the only one that Barthes has not included in Camera Lucida.
The illustrations were made under a stereomicroscope and an optical microscope, both equipped with a camera lucida.
I pointed out that many people have come to realize Ingres probably did use the camera lucida.
Morphological char acters were examined using a Leica M205C microscope with camera lucida, and a Hitachi TM3000 desktop SEM.
I admit for years I'd looked at Caravaggio and it never occurred to me that optics could have been involved, but when I got involved with optics, with the camera lucida, it made me see a lot of things.