A Note on the Name

Jacques-François Blondel, Château de Vendeuvre (Normandy), 1750s. Wikimedia Commons.

Enfilade is intended to encapsulate the sense in which various entries are threaded together along a central axis (in this case the order of the postings). Throughout the eighteenth century — in the realm of the ideal plan as well as often enough in life itself — the enfilade served to organize space and vision.