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.