Awry Views: Anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the Early Picaresque (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures #23) (Hardcover)

Awry Views: Anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the Early Picaresque (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures #23) By David R. Castillo Cover Image

Awry Views: Anamorphosis, Cervantes, and the Early Picaresque (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures #23) (Hardcover)

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The term anamorphosis, from the greek ana (again) and morphe (shape), designates a variety of perspective experiments that can be traced back to the artistic developments of the 1500's and 1600's. Anamorphic devices challenge viewers to experience different forms of perceptual oscillation and uncertainty. Images shift in front of the eyes of puzzled spectators as they move from the center of the representation to the margins, or from one side to the other. (A) Wry Views demonstrates that much of the literature of the Spanish Golden Age is susceptible, and indeed requires, oblique readings (as in anamorphosis).
Product Details ISBN: 9781557532275
ISBN-10: 1557532273
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2001
Pages: 182
Language: English
Series: Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures