# 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

## 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 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.
An example of axonometric projection can be observed in Hiroshige's "Hall of Thirty-Three Bays" (Illustration 2).
Gibson describes parallel projection schemes, like the "floating field" and axonometric projection, as containing invariant information only about the objects in the scene, whereas linear perspective includes invariant information about the viewing position as well (Gibson 283-91).
In general, there is a tension between the "floating field" and axonometric projection which tend to produce a flat two-dimensional space and linear perspective that tends to produce a recessional three-dimensional space.
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.
Boccioni also used axonometric projections in his sculptural practice.
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.

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