Products Related to Perspective

Top image: "Hand with Transparent Sphere", by Robert Fathauer
An homage to M.C. Escher's "Hand with Reflecting Sphere"

Mirrored Sphere
Mirrored spheres create fascinating distortions of one's surroundings. M.C. Escher employed a mirrored sphere in one of his most famous prints, "Hand with Reflecting Sphere" (1935). He also employed mirrored spheres in "Still Life with Spherical Mirror" and "Three Spheres II". This affordable sphere is constructed of stainless steel. The quality of the reflection is good, though there are small areas where the reflection is somewhat distorted. 4" diameter (10 cm).
Glass Sphere
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Looking through this clear glass sphere creates fascinating distortions. Magnification and inversion both occur, depending on the distance of the sphere from the object being viewed. An example of inversion is shown in the photo at the top of this page, and an example of magnification is shown here, where the sphere has been placed on a large ant hill. Diameter of 3.15" (8.0 cm).
New Perspective Systems Book
Book by Dick Termes describing unusual perspective drawing systems, including four point, five point, and six point. 40 pages, 8.5"x11". Makes a good companion to Dick's "Drawing the Whole Picture" DVD.
Captured Worlds
Captured Worlds is a set of five pop-out, glue, and fold-up polyhedra. The five used in Captured Worlds are known as the Platonic Solids. They are decorated with fanciful scenes rendered in six-point perspective by internationally-known artist Dick Termes. This unique perspective system allows an entire three-dimensional surrounding to be projected onto the polyhedra. Ages 13 to adult.