verticality


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verticality

(vĕr″tĭ-kăl′ĭ-tē)
The ability to perceive accurately the vertical position in the absence of environmental cues. Deficits in vertical perception may result in a tendency for patients to fall.
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Since classical ballet strives for lightness and verticality, the ballet dancers were cast as graceful deer, flying birds, and leaping wolves.
Curiously, because the plot is small, measuring only 21 x 27m, and because of the method by which the architect will articulate its form, you will have the impression of a bigger building of greater verticality. Size, in any case, is dissipated by an exquisite sense of transparency, for this ethereal tower seems entirely composed of layers of light.
The formal content of the works on view is quite different from that of "My Heroes in the Street": The figures in that series were shown in relative isolation, while the recent images are crowded; the visual rhythms in the works here are based on verticality rather than horizontality.
A finger determines momentum and direction; an ear leads the body as it writes in space; verticality and effortlessness appear and vanish like the imaginary constructs they are.
The Sartrean Giacometti is obsessed with vision as it encounters the spatial divide that separates viewer and viewed, producing effects of isolation and "alienation." The Surrealist Giacometti is concerned, rather, with sculpture's withdrawal from the frame of vision, which is couched in the verticality of both the image seen and the uprightness of the viewing subject, whose "imaginary" is also deployed along a vertical axis.
In replacing it, he has transformed the generic London terraced house, tempering the verticality of the standard plan -- with L-shaped stairwell and stacked up rooms -- by introducing strong horizontal emphases.
Though his choreography today goes well beyond the structured confines of ballet, he continues to work with classically trained dancers, involving them in a collaborative approach to choreography that looks anew at such conventions as turnout, placement, verticality, balance, and spatial orientation.
At the same moment, Steinberg was arguing that many of Picasso's "standing" figures might actually be reclining or recumbent; they appeared upright only because of the verticality of their pictorial format.
In Berlin, the practice chose to emphasize the rocky verticality of their country: the only one in Scandinavia to have significant mountains - awesome places of the north in which vast cliffs of igneous and metamorphic rock crash down into the prodigiously deep, icy green waters of the fjords.