Anamorphoscope - definition of anamorphoscope by The Free Dictionary
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(General Physics) an optical device, such as a cylindrical lens, for correcting an image that has been distorted by anamorphosis
a cylindrical mirror for correcting the distorted image created by anamorphism.See also: Art, Form, Representation
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It contains 24 examples of anamorphic art (from an antique set in the Gold Collection at the Museum of the City of New York) and a sample sheet of mylar that can be rolled into an anamorphoscope
(a reflective cylinder--a very popular children's toy in the nineteenth century) for the viewing of this mathematical artistic oddity.
The technology, which he he called Anamorphoscope
, was a huge sensation when it debuted in a travelogue titled ``This is Cinerama'' around 1950.