chapter  12
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God’s eye view

Panofsky’s observations regarding the modern dominance of one particular version of

perspective – Albertian pictorial perspective – sits in tension with a number of drawing

techniques, and in particular with what might be taken to be its antithesis, axonometric

projection. If pictorial perspective is an attempt to communicate the world view of the

sovereign individual, whose view is shared – or rather, shaped – by the axonometric?1