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April 8, 2012 AT 7:49 pm

Machine Drawing Drawing Machines

In which twelve drawings of historical drawing machines are drawn by a computer numerical controlled machine.
The CNC machine draws each drawing in ink on Stonehenge artist’s paper. Edition of four.
Plates:
”Dürer’s Door”, Albrecht Dürer, 1525
Machine for Orthographic Projection, Hans Lencker, 1571
”Perspectograph” (Perspective Device), Baldassare Lanci, 1583
Projection Device, Ludovico Cigoli, 1600-13
Pantograph, Christoph Scheiner, 1608
Portable “Picture Box” Camera Obscura, Sir Robert Hooke, 1694 
Machine for Anamorphosis, Jacob Leupold, 1713
Perspectograph, Johann Heinrich Lambert, 1752
Camera Lucida, William Hyde Wollaston, 1803
Profile Machine, Carl Augustus Schmalcalder, 1806
”A verie easie way to describe a Towne or Castle being within the full sight thereof”, John Bate, 1634
Drum Plotter “560”, Calcomp Technology, Inc. 1959


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