Professional Modelmaking: A Handbook of Techniques and Materials for Architects and Designers
The model is the most effective tool a designer has to clearly present three-dimensional ideas to a client. If it is well made, it can look as real as the final product.
Professional Modelmaking is the only up-to-date reference on modelmaking today, with more than 100 new and old materials discussed - including resins, foams, plastics, wood, clay, solvents and adhesives - as well as state-of-the-art techniques, professional tips and tricks of the trade. The book provides step-by-step instruction, showing models and procedures at different stages of completion to facilitate a thorough understanding of the materials and processes being discussed. Also emphasized are safety and ecologically-sound practices, both important areas long neglected in the field. Brimming with full-color illustrations and instructional diagrams throughout, the book is accessible to amateurs and professionals alike. Professional Modelmaking is an invaluable resource for students, designers, modelmakers, architects, restorers and engineers.
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