For my first finding with my research through Alice I simply used “architecture” as the topic of conversation, the “Xenotheka Library” as the brain and the text “circle sector”. The circle sector is the topic Alexander Andreas dedicated his work “Logometron architecturae militaris Freitagianae” to. The search brought many different results, 85 to be exact. I read various citations and ended up choosing the English translation of “On Spirals” from Archimedes. In the citations he contemplated spirals and came to the conclusion that it “is still impossible to compare the circle’s sector to that of the spiral area it encloses” although “it is a very simple idea to compare the circle’s sector with a smaller sector directly circumscribing or inscribed in the spiral.”
For the second finding I used the same topic of conversation and brain but this time the text was “architectura militaris”. This is part of the title of Alexander Andreas’ book which means “military fortifications”. For this text there was only one result. A work of Alina Payne a historian of art and architecture named “Renaissance and Baroque Architecture”. I skimmed through the citations and chose one that referenced a drawing. I found it interesting that Payne focuses on the architecture of the époques renaissance and baroque because it is the time which Alexander Andreas actually lived in. Though the text itself isn’t as invested in fortifications and its geometry I still thought that the citations was interesting as it referenced a design of the architect Fischer von Erlach of the “Land-Gebäude”. She mentions that because of “its star shaped layout and circumferential path, with its broad moat and serrated glacis, it exhibits modern forms of fortification so as to suggest security and preparedness.“ She also mentions how “A small skirmish of cavalry in the lower left corner of the picture is included so as to emphasize the structure’s nature as an architectura militaris.” So, to further make clear it is indeed a military fortification he additionally added in soldiers to the illustration. Elements of details like these establish more clearness without using words.