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camera lu·ci·da

 (lo͞o′sĭ-də)
n.
An optical device that projects an image of an object onto a plane surface, especially for tracing.

[New Latin camera lūcida : Latin camera, chamber + Latin lūcida, feminine of lūcidus, light.]

camera lucida

(ˈluːsɪdə)
n
(Art Terms) an instrument attached to a microscope, etc to enable an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface to facilitate the sketching of the image
[New Latin: light chamber]

cam′era lu′ci•da

(ˈlu sɪ də)
n., pl. camera lu•ci•das.
an optical instrument, often attached to the eyepiece of a microscope, by which the image of an external object is projected on a surface for tracing.
[1660–70; < New Latin: bright chamber]

camera lucida

- An optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it.
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Noun1.camera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching itcamera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
microscope - magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
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Lubbock made drawings for me with the camera lucida of the jaws which I had dissected from the workers of the several sizes.
In my photography class at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, my mentor, Kathe Kowalski, had us read the book Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes.
Punctum, termed in Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes, refers to a small photographic element, that is, the plethora or deficiency of meaning outside an objective sphere.
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Batchen finds implicit articulations of this temporal collapse which he describes as "this dizzying temporal convolution" in the two classical accounts of photography--in Walter Benjamin's "A Little History of Photography" and Roland Barthes's Camera Lucida.
Appendages were drawn using an Olympus BH-2 microscope equipped with differential interference contrast (DIC) and which had a camera lucida.
Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetee, Sans soleil, and Hiroshima mon amour
Die bundel se titel gee besondere prominensie aan die gegewe van die foto terwyl die motto wat gehaal is uit Roland Barthes se Camera Lucida die aandag vestig op die kyker se verhouding met die foto waarna gekyk word: "A sort of umbilical cord links the body of the photographed thing to my gaze: light, though impalpable, is here a carnal medium, a skin I share with anyone who has been photographed.
Myoung Ho Lee: Photography--Act Project: Camera Lucida, Camera Obscura .
His autobiography of sorts, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes was written in 1975, and Camera Lucida was published only in early 1980.
The measurements and camera lucida drawings were made using a MZ APO Leica microscope.