For thousands of years, architects have used models to experiment, invent and communicate. A world in miniature, such models are even more varied in their purposes and materials than their full-scale counterparts. This elegant book explores the fascinating nature of the architectural model through twenty-six illustrated essays, one for each letter of the alphabet. Written by architects, model-makers, curators, conservators and scholars, the texts examine such fundamental issues as modelling materials and techniques, scale, and the role of the model in the design process. They also consider the uses of models outside the architect's office, including as souvenirs, small-scale replicas for film sets, and toys for children and adults alike. The result is a wide-ranging, original account of the multiple lives of the architectural model.
Includes an essay by Helen Dorey, Deputy Director and Inspectress of Sir John Soane's Museum.
- Flexibound Cover
- Page Count: 127