axonometric projection


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Related to axonometric projection: Oblique projection, Perspective projection

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.
See also: Projection drawing

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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But Eisenman went beyond mere adaptation; in some of his early houses he made axonometric projection determinant of his designs.
Finally, in terms of representations projected into objects, Constructivism again emerges as a precedent (Constructivism understood broadly, from El Lissitzky, say, to Theo van Doesburg), for it too used exploded perspectives and axonometric projections as the generators of design.
Similarly, the presence of multiple and contradictory spatial systems, especially the combination of axonometric projection with photographic elements in plan, elevation, or one-point perspective, yields in the late '30s to the perspectival reorganization of space around a dominant horizon line, as seen in Kulagina's 1938-39 photo panels for the Siberian pavilion at the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition.
Consisting of an eighteen-page introduction on "The City in History", brief histories of some sixty-six select cities arranged alphabetically, and an amalgam of maps, plans, views, elevations and axonometric projections of buildings with accompanying map imagery--all from the British Library--this work does at least highlight the field's potential.