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an·a·mor·pho·sis

(an'ă-mōr-fō'sis),
1. In phylogeny, a progressive series of changes in the evolution of a group of animals or plants.
2. In optics, the process of correcting a distorted image with a curved mirror.
[G. ana, up, + morphē, form]

anamorphosis

(ăn′ə-môr′fə-sĭs)
n. pl. anamorpho·ses (-sēz′)
1.
a. An image that appears distorted unless it is viewed from a special angle or with a special instrument.
b. The production of such an image.
2. Evolutionary increase in complexity of form and function.
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In post-September 11 films like Deja Vu (Buena Vista, 2006) or in television series like Heroes (NBC, 2006-) that use time travel for anamorphic purposes, the anamorphic turn serves an evidently comforting ideological purpose, by suggesting that something as seemingly incomprehensible and traumatic as a terrorist attack actually has a deep and stable inner logic (one, moreover, the viewer holds no responsibility for).
Paying attention to details and inventiveness in subject matter and style of the Neapolitan poet, Arnaudo shows how anamorphic images inspired by Arcimboldo offered him new means to produce more prodigious effects of wonder and to promote, even institutionalize, a figurative taste soon to be known as Marinism that was becoming fashionable in the early Seicento,
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