anamorphoscope


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anamorphoscope

(ˌænəˈmɔːfəˌskəʊp)
n
(General Physics) an optical device, such as a cylindrical lens, for correcting an image that has been distorted by anamorphosis

anamorphoscope

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.
Called anamorphoscopes (AN-A-MORPH-O-SCOPES), her patented "mirror-aculous" products are offered online by her company, OOZ & OZ.