curvilinear perspective

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The rendering of perspectival depth as curving, as in a fish-eye lens, rather than in terms of the convergence of straight lines. This approximates the curved retina of the eye and also what you see if you look directly at each part of a long wall from the same position, and it is in this sense less distorting than the familiar conventions of linear perspective. See also perspective.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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