Concepts Cited in Unflattening

This page will include a list of concepts mentioned in Unflattening. The concepts will be linked to brief descriptions. As this project develops, we hope that the initial descriptions will be more fully developed by student authors. You may send resources, student projects, questions, or comments to unflattening@scholarlyvoices.org.

  • 1,001 Nights (p. 95)
  • Age of Exploration (p. 136)
  • Alexandria (p. 32)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (p. 66, 122, 164, 167)
  • Anguished Figures of Käthe Kollwitz (p. 3-5)
  • Artemis (p. 125, 167)
  • Banyon Tree (p. 62, 164)
  • The Birth of Venus (p. 64)
  • Bent Water; Plato's theory (p. 56)
  • The Borg from Star Trek (p. 3-5, 10, 157)
  • Buddhism (p. 66)
  • Calvin and Hobbs by Bill Waterson (p. 96, 166)
  • Cartography (p. 136)
  • Carceri by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (p. 3-5, 157)
  • Cat's Craddle (p. 91)
  • Cave Paintings (p. 60, 107)
  • Cinderella's Glass Slipper (p. 144)
  • Code of Hammurabi (p. 110, 167)
  • Copernican Revolution (p. 33, 36)
  • Death from the Seventh Seal (p. 3-5, 157)
  • Denise Flanning's Detroit Installation (p. 3-5, 157)
  • Detroit Installation by Denise Flanning (p. 3-5, 157)
  • Dogs; perception (p. 40, 44)
  • Dymazion Map (p. 57)
  • Evolution (p. 63)
  • Fingerprints (p. 107)
  • Figures of Alberto Giacometti (p. 3-5, 157)
  • Flatland (p. 21-24, 87 and throughout)
  • "Four Corners Project" by David Barr (p. 43, 161)
  • Fractal Mathematics (p. 44)
  • Galileo's Telescope (p. 56, 163)
  • Giacometti' almost alien figures (p. 3-5, 157)
  • Glass Slipper from Cinderella (p. 144)
  • Gotham City architectural designs by Anton Furst (p. 3-5, 7, 9, 157)
  • Detroit Industrial Murals by Diego Rivera (p. 3-5, 157)
  • Ithica (p. 44)
  • Islamic Golden Age (p. 95)
  • Light Refraction (p. 56)
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (p. 93)
  • Matryoshka Doll [Russian Nesting Doll] (p. 96)
  • Measuring Coastlines (p. 44)
  • Metropolis by Fritz Lang (p. 3-5, 157)
  • "Ministry of Silly Walks" by Monty Python (p. 113, 167)
  • "Munch's The Scream" (p. 3-5, 7, 18, 157)
  • Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (p. 95, 166)
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway (p. 64, 164)
  • De humani corporis fabrica [In the Fabric of the Human Body] by Andreas Vesalius(p. 6)
  • Parallax (p. 31, 45)
  • Perseus constellation (p. 31, 160)
  • Planetary Motion (p. 95)
  • Pragmatism (p. 42)
  • Puppets (p. 117-123)
  • Rabbit Hole (p. 93)
  • Russian Nesting Dolls [Matryoshka Doll] (p. 96)
  • Romeo and Juliet (p. 60)
  • Refraction; especially Decarte's theory (p. 56)
  • Scream by Edvard Munch (p. 3-5, 7, 18, 157)
  • Sensible Shoes (p. 144)
  • Scientific Management (p. 146)
  • Sentence Diagramming (p. 58)
  • Singing in the Rain (p. 113, 167)
  • Skepticism (p. 55)
  • Solstice (p. 32)
  • Stereoscopic Vision (p. 3, 32)
  • Stallion [winged sandals] (p. 3)
  • Syene (p. 32)
  • Talaria [winged sandals] (p. 144)
  • The Thinker, Sculpture (p. 79)
  • Thumb Prints (p. 107)
  • Torch of Analysis (p. 34)
  • Ulysses (p. 45)
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (p. 120, 167)
  • Vitruvian Man (p. 14)
  • Walking Figures by Eadweard Muybridge(p. 42, 161)
  • Winged Shoes [Talaria] (p. 144)
  • Wizard from Wizard of Oz (p. 36, 93)
  • Written in Stone (p. 110)



Image from "Varoom, Drawing, Comics Research Roundup" (October 31, 2013)
© Nick Sousanis and reprinted with permission