Why the world relies on a Chinese “perspective”

Modernist El Lissitzky was the first western artist to graphically depict the difference between linear perspective and an axonometric projection.
Ancient art was two-dimensional. Egyptian artists sometimes resorted to “composite” images to incorportate multiple views in one image.
Early Greek attempt to depict a sense of depth on the picture plane.
Illustration of the basic principle of linear perspective based on the vanishing point.
The Japanese, who started to assimilate Chinese culture in the 8th, became masters in the use of axonometry, not just a tool for depicting space, but also as a tool for composition.
Optical grinding machine depicted is isometric projection. Isometry means of equal measure: The same scale is used for height, width and depth.
De Stijl’s example of modern architecture build with machine-made materials.
Illustration of the Chinese conception of space-time.

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