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Architectural Modelmaking by Nick Dunn

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Digital and camera technology

This particular type of medium raises an important issue about models and their function. A model, as emphasized earlier in this book, is an abstraction of reality to a variable degree depending on its purpose. One of the most immediate ways in which such abstraction is evident is in the scale of a model. The distance created between an architectural model and the awareness of the viewer’s own size in relation to it, is known as the “Gulliver Gap.” In the past, one of the ways in which architects counteracted this phenomenon was to make models large enough to afford interior views at eye level. With the developments of camera, film, and digital technology, coupled with the considerable expense in producing such models, ...

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