Recognition of this pattern solves a puzzle that fascinated me. I could look down the rails and see that the railroad tracks met at the horizon; and yet when I walked there, in the distance toward the horizon, I would get far down the rails, and the two tracks, they had stayed spread.
I have been calling it the inversion pattern and suspect that I will eventally come across the book that catalogs these. Meanwhile, here are the examples that I have come across:
- rays of light shine through the lens of an eye and are inverted and focused
- patterns in plot; objective and subjective (see Foster-Harris)
- vocal point in drawing (see Leonardo da Vinci and Dutch Masters) 15th Century Rensaissance single fixed point on horizon (Yatri, p. 47)
- photography and camera (see the simple box type) (Yatri, p. 47) and movies and television, too
- earthrise (cover of Whole Earth Catalog) and new perspectives in Transpersonal Psychology
- standard uniform space and standard uniform units (Yatri, p. 47) measure theory (?); the observer in quantum mechanics