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Subject: sight
Category: Reference, Education and News > Teaching and Research
Asked by: amna2005-ga
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Posted: 26 Aug 2006 17:12 PDT
Expires: 25 Sep 2006 17:12 PDT
Question ID: 759807
How far can one see vertically, horizontally, and depth wise without
moving their head? And how can vision/perception be a tool of
measurement in architecture?
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Subject: Re: sight
From: myoarin-ga on 26 Aug 2006 18:23 PDT
This is just a free comment, not an "answer" to your question, which
only a G-A Researcher with a blue user name can post.

Do I understand correctly that you are asking about maximum field of
vision, how many degrees from straight ahead one can see right/left,
up and down?

My own estimate is ca. 110 L/R and 80 U/D, but that is only rough,
and only individual.  I am sure it varies.

"And how can vision/perception be a tool of measurement in architecture?"

Can you explain a little what you mean with this question?

Are you asking about ways one can estimate dimensions of/in a building
just by "eyeballing", or maybe with the use one's hands, or a 90 or
45 angle (sheet of paper) to help estimate dimensions?

(For example, by sighting along the lines of 45 angle, bottom
horizontal, top to a point on the building, that point will be roughly
one's distance from the building plus the height of one's eye from the

Let us know?
Subject: Re: sight
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 26 Aug 2006 20:26 PDT
Here's a Wikipedia article that says you can see 180 degrees, but only
140 degrees with binocular vision:
Subject: Re: sight
From: buywrite-ga on 27 Aug 2006 04:14 PDT
However, women have 360 degree vision.

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