MachineDrawing DrawingMachines

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.
Twelve plates plus machine-drawn frontispiece
15"x23"
Edition of four
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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
"A verie easie way to describe a Towne or Castle being within the full sight thereof", John Bate, 1634
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
Drum Plotter "560", Calcomp Technology, Inc. 1959

Technical Assistance by Madeline Gannon
Supported by the Ferguson Jacobs Prize, Carnegie Mellon University

Interview/Feature by Jordan Kushins at Co.Design
Review by Peter Kirn at Create Digital Motion
Review by Julia Kaganskiy at The Creators Project
Review by Michael Hession at Gizmodo
Review by Ray Walters on Geek.com
Review on designboom
Profile on NOTCOT
Profile on Artinfo

 
 
 
Machine Drawing Drawing Machines, Frontispiece
 
Machine Drawing Drawing Machines Plate V: Portable "Picture Box" (Camera Obscura), Robert Hooke, 1694
 
Portable "Picture Box" (Camera Obscura), Robert Hooke, 1694
 
Portable "Picture Box" Camera Obscura, Sir Robert Hooke, 1694. Detail
 
"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
 
"A verie easie way to describe a Towne or Castle being within the full sight thereof", John Bate, 1634
 
Machine for Anamorphosis, Jacob Leupold, 1713
 
Perspectograph, Johann Heinrich Lambert, 1752
 
Camera Lucida, William Hyde Wollaston, 1803
 
Profile Machine, Carl Augustus Schmalcalder, 1806
 
Drum Plotter "560", Calcomp Technology, Inc. 1959