# axonometric projection

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## axonometric projection

[¦ak·sə·nō¦me·trik prə′jek·shən]
(graphic arts)
A drawing that shows an object's inclined position with respect to the planes of projection. Also known as isometric projection.

## axonometric projection

The orthographic projection of a three-dimensional object inclined to the picture plane in such a way that its three principal axes can be drawn to scale but diagonal and curved lines appear distorted.

## axonometric projection

A form of orthographic projection in which a rectangular object, projected on a plane, shows three faces. One of two general divisions of pictorial projection (the other being oblique projection); often divided into three types: isometric, dimetric and trimetric.
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The first rules for drawing what we today call axonometric views were published by the Cambridge scientist and pedagogist William Farish in the early 1820s.
The three distinct dimensions give the axonometric projection a far more substantial spatial aesthetic than the "floating field" technique but this is countered by the lack of depth distortion, which inhibits the naturalism of the scene.
If one then looks at the axonometric projections of buildings in Poland, in particular the "Centrum E housing estate" in Nowa Huta (Stanek, 2012a, page 41), one can indeed discern a sensitivity to the urban context (as well as to aspects of scale, volume, style, proportion, and traditional imagery) that was inspired by the experience of Polish designers in Africa and the Middle East.
Figure 8 displays (a) axonometric view and (b) simulated and measured reflection coefficients of UWB antenna 1.
Identification of Sides and Views", the second module of this teaching material, contains exercises in which the students have to identify surfaces and orthogonal views when they have the axonometric view of an object.
In the so called Piri Reis map found in the 17th century versions of Kitab-i Bahriye, the same edifice is shown in an axonometric perspective: the leaded roof with a single pitch sits on a rectangular volume inserted within the fortifications of Galata; a round tower with a pinnacle is on the corner facing the Bosphorus (Figure 11c) (75).
The left hand part is a reassuring axonometric view of the exterior of two half domes.
Illustration: Axonometric projection of Bavarian dairy farm of the future for 160 milking cows with cow-kennels, two milking robots, automatic feeding, biogas plant, and photovoltaic cells on all roofs.
For Stirling, the axonometric perspective became a defining tool: 'a whole aesthetic and way of life comes from the logic and articulation possible with such a method,' Charles Jencks once wrote.
This effect can clearly be seen in the 3D axonometric representations of three different SLS components in Figure 1.
The artist depicted the city from the south, in a combinatory birds-eye and axonometric view.
paraline drawing--A two-dimensional drawing that has been given height and a three-dimensional representation through the use of projected parallel lines; also known as an axonometric drawing, the drawing gives the impression that the viewer is looking at the landscape from above.

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