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Gal Raz, Giancarlo Valente, Michele Svanera, Sergio Benini, and András Bálint Kovács

Art historians of the early twentieth century already attributed a great importance to the fact that painters represent their subject matters from different apparent distances. The Austrian art historian Alois Riegl (1858–1905) was the first to

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Functional Elements of the Moving Image

Philip Cowan

subject is linked to the apparent distance between the camera and the subject, often described as long shots, mid-shots, and close-ups. These simple descriptions do not account for the use of depth perspective, which applies to moving images that have more