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Lecture 7: On some semi-automatic machines for the drawing of the architectural orders oddly invented in the seventeenth century. Transcribed by B. Alex Miller. When you need something to transfer narrative motion from one state to another, please build a machine. The narrative-based state change of the transparent geometric process and the fluidity of a machine built to replace this transparent narrative. As the process of geometric construction is carried out that is necessary to proportionally design the orders according to authors such as Serlio, a narrative is developed that prompts a movement from one proportional state to another: In the appropriate order of operation, the previous length of measure that is established for a portion of the column is subdivided into a particular fraction of that length of measure. Once this subdivision occurs, the original length has undergone a kind of state change that alters its reference from one portion of the column to another; a consistent signifier of measurement is altered through a narrative sequence of geometrical subdivision, changing its state of significance at the conclusion of each act of subdivision. In this case, the vehicle for this active state change is the sequential linearity of a narrative. In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, as algorithmic processes started to define the
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.500 taught by Professor Lawrencesass during the Fall '08 term at MIT.

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