A Brief Historical Perspective on Panorama
According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, the word “panorama” is a combination of two Greek terms, namely the suffix pan (παν), meaning “all,” and horama (όραμα), meaning “sight.” The dictionary also listed the year of its conception or start of popular usage as 1796. A more technical term used synonymously is “omnidirectional.” In both cases, the meaning of wide field of view visibility is conveyed. This chapter traces some of the historical developments of the panorama, in both art and technology.
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