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Perspective Without Pain by Phil Metzger

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Converging Lines

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Stand with your back to the wall in any room in your house or office and face the opposite wall. If yours is a “normal” rectangular room, you'll find the left and right walls seem to be closer together at the far end of the room than at the end where you're standing. The lines where the side walls meet the ceiling seem to be converging and would apparently meet somewhere if they were extended far enough.

Flip back to some of the earlier illustrations in this book, such as the train station on Size and Space Variation. Notice that the tracks seem to be converging as they go off into the distance. You know that they do no such thing–if ...

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