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chapter iii: riddles of perspective

The theories of perspective developed by fifteenth century Italian artists allowed a two-dimensional field to take on the illusion of depth. But perspective can also be stretched and distorted - forcing us to look in a whole new way. Be baffled in this chapter by dioramas, panoramas, perspective boxes and a spectacular walk-in Ames room.

image of lantern of fear
Lantern of Fear in Gulielmo Jacobo's Physices Elementa Mathmatica Geneva 1748

image depicting perspective distortion
Collection of Werner Nekes

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