Advanced Architectural Modelmaking

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Everything a student, professional, or hobbyist needs to know about creating high-quality models for study and presentation.Modelmaking is about building a three-dimensional and reduced-scale representation of a structure or architectural intervention. Models possess a double significance: on the one hand, they are scale representations of projects; on the other hand, they are themselves objects endowed with expressive significance. Advanced Architectural Modelmaking explains the key techniques used to create ...

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Overview

Everything a student, professional, or hobbyist needs to know about creating high-quality models for study and presentation.Modelmaking is about building a three-dimensional and reduced-scale representation of a structure or architectural intervention. Models possess a double significance: on the one hand, they are scale representations of projects; on the other hand, they are themselves objects endowed with expressive significance. Advanced Architectural Modelmaking explains the key techniques used to create architectural presentation models.A comprehensive reference for anyone who makes models, either by hand or with the help of a computer, this book covers the basic characteristics of architectural models as a form of representation, the materials and tools used, and the processes involved, considering both the theoretical aspects and main techniques. A step-by-step guide illustrates the entire procedure involved in creating five different types of architectural models. An ideal testing ground for investigating new physical and material solutions, models constitute an intermediate phase in the architectural process between the initial idea and final construction. An essential instrument in presenting and communicating designs, they also help in assessing and checking the solutions that have been conceived, allowing the structural organization and the spatial and massing composition of the work to be reproduced, as well as showing details of the construction: materials, colors, textures, and interrelationships with the environment.

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Editorial Reviews

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“A definitive how-to manual for model makers, the numerous beautiful photographs and masterful finished models presented make this work accessible and attractive to a general audience as well.”
John Schlinke - ARLIS/NA Reviews
“The overall effect is that of an expert guide patiently demonstrating the essence of an expressive and useful craft. Libraries supporting architecture programs will find it a useful addition.”
APMM Quarterly (Newsletter of the Association of Professional Model Makers)
“There are so many construction and fabrication tips that this goes well beyond just the realm of a student and hobbyist resource and right into professional territory. Every aspect seems to be touched on, from model base to display case.... The layout, design, and quality displayed in the making of this book is first rate.... This is definitely a reference book that I would suggest any student or hobbyist have on their shelf. More than likely, it will be open on their workbenches.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393733389
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 960,845
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Art historian Eva Pascual i Miró is the co-author of Enameling on Metal, The Art and Craft of Leather, Decorating Wood and other books. She lives in Barcelona.

Architectural modelmaker Pere Pedrero Carbonero lives in Barcelona.

Architectural modelmaker Ricard Pedrero Coderch lives in Barcelona.

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