camera lucida

  1. 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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  • A small aperture in the wall, opposite the seat in which the person is placed whose profile is taken, conceals a camera lucida, which is placed in an adjoining apartment: and an assistant, by moving a point, connected by a pentagraph with the hand of the automaton, over the outline of the head, causes the figure to trace a corresponding profile. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures
  • Peels were put in slide frames and studied under a binocular microscope and drawn using a camera lucida.
  • In Camera Lucida, Barthes distinguishes between the "studium" and the "punctum" of the photograph. The power of the holiday photo
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