Perspective as Symbolic From, Erwin Panofsky, translated by Christopher S. Wood. Erwin Panofsky's Perspective as Symbolic Form is one of the great works of modern intellectual history, the legendary text that has dominated all art history and philosophical discussions on the topic of perspective in this century. Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge. Alberto Pérez-Gomez and Louis Pelletier. Writing from inside the discipline of architecture, rather than from the more common extrapolations from the history of painting and philosophy, Alberto Pérez-Gomez and Louise Pelletier focus on the implication of the tool of perspective (and the hegemony of vision) for architectural impressions. Suspensions of Perception. Jonathan Crary. Suspensions of Perception decisively relocates the problem of aesthetic contemplation within a broader collective encounter with the unstable nature of perception - in psychology, philosophy, neurology, early cinema, and photography.