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The Voice of the HeartThe Working of Mervyn Peake's Imagination$
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G. Peter Winnington

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310225

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314391

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(p.192) 9 Perspective
The Voice of the Heart
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines Peake's shifting perspectives or viewpoints as reflected in his work. In his graphic works, his portraits respect the classic distances – head and shoulders, seated, or full length – and the angle of view is slightly raised or lowered. Peake's illustrations, on the other hand, often introduce a sense of tension and drama by raising the point of view to 12 or 15 feet above the ground. In his books, he employs a wide range of viewpoints, with significant variations: the longer the text, the more extreme the views.

Keywords:   perspectives, portraits, illustrations, texts, books

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