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Architectural Drawing, 2nd Edition by David Dernie

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Glossary

There are some key words relating to drawing that can be interpreted in different ways. It may be useful here to provide a broad definition of the more important terms used in this book.

Axonometric

Axonometric projection is one of the most frequently used drawing types to create three-dimensional images in architecture. Isometric, dimetric and trimetric projections are types of axonometric drawings and together they form a group of drawing types called parallel projections or ‘paraline drawings’. Axonometric is the term used in architecture to describe a projection from a plan drawn to scale: plan elements are projected vertically and to the same scale as the plan, which is first rotated to provide the intended view. Walls that appear ...

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