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If we substitute the word "enemies" with the word "foreigners," we might see this anamorphose as a model for Core Samples from the World.
Gregory dropped exotic names such as Csikszentmihalyi in a section summarizing psychological theories about creativity, he then followed with an illustration on "perspectival anamorphoses in painting" (31).
In a similar way, Jurgis Baltrusaitis in his essays about anamorphoses and visual "aberrations" has occasionally compared actual paintings with their literary descriptions.
The topics discussed are as broad as those that Gardner wrote about and include the mathematics of such puzzles and games as tangrams, peg solitaire, sudoku, coin-weighing problems, and anamorphoses.