cavalier projection


: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cavalier projection was in 1893

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“Cavalier projection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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