Models have a double purpose: to show, in reduced scale, the elements of a three-dimensional building or landscape project and to convey its aesthetic value. This book describes the main construction techniques and the tools and materials needed to assemble them, whether the model is to be crafted entirely by hand or produced in a modelmaking lab.
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. 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.--John Schlinke (05/06/2011) 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.