cavalier projection


Definition of cavalier projection

  1. :  an oblique projection with lines of projection at a 45° angle to the plane of projection Over the past 15 years, Noble has created a fantastical, awe-inspiring fictional city called Nobson Newtown, which he renders in painstakingly detailed pencil drawings, favouring an artificial, depth-free cavalier projection. — Steve Rose, Guardian Unlimited, 4 May 2012

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Origin and Etymology of cavalier projection

after earlier cavalier perspective, translation of French perspective cavalière, perspective à la cavalière literally, “point of view of a horseman”

First Known Use: 1893

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