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5earths + 1form: Magic Realism

Alfonso Femia

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 316

  • Publisher: Marsilio

  • Date Published: Aug 2014

  • Stock Code: 85743

  • ISBN: 9788831719223

  • Binding: Hardback

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 The fascinating relationship between drawing and building. Architectural models, long used as tools in developing projects and controlling buildings, or as a way of presenting plans to the client in three-dimensional form, retain all their fascination despite the current predominance of digital images and renderings. The model, in fact, is not just a method of representing a building before it is constructed, but an anticipation of a reality in continual evolution and can be used as a genuine creative instrument, often able to convey an idea in an allegorical or at times abstract way.Through models and their material qualities, projects take on a new dimension, forming an animated landscape open to interpretation that effectively differentiates them from the building that is to be constructed. The models used by the architectural studio 5+1AA for their projects are unique and constitute small objets d'art in their own right.

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