anamorphosis :

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  • n  the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
  • n  a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner

  • Indeed, if artists of marked talent ever experimented with what is called cone, cylinder or pyramid anamorphosis, their work has vanished.
  • By the 17th century, anamorphosis and other tricks of perspective were common currency.

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