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re: anamorphic art

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Sears, Ellen (ESears.ky.us)
Tue, 25 Mar 97 15:13:00 PST

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I am getting this together quickly - if you are interested in more, let me
know.

Books with examples:

'Arithmetic" a poem by Carl Sandburg 'illustrated as an anamorphic adventure'
by Ted Rand It has examples of extended grids and reflective cylinders.

'Perspective' , an Eyewitness Art book

Anno's Alphabet (This book is out of print, but our library has a copy, so
check yours.)

I also have a small red hardcover book - I think it is called 'Hidden
Pictures' - it has several examples.

Other sources - check out information on coordinate geometry, and Albrecht
Durer's 'The Ambassadors'. (Try 'The Forms of Color' by Gerstner, MIT Press,
1986) I think this is the book that has the human skull as a starting point
for th ebeginning picture, then it goes through two changes - one ends up
looking like a chimpanzee skull, the other sort of 'futuristic (alien). I
have also seen a drawing of a fish put onto a grid and morphed so that it
ends up looking like those strange deep sea creatures.

The magazine 'Science and Children' had an article in March 1985 on
'Reflecting on Cylindrical Mirrors'

I know I have more - but this is what I could get my hands on ... It is great
for math and science, as well as proportional grid drawing. If you need more
info, or want to know how my 6th - 8th graders did some of the projects, let
me know.
Ellen


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