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MAGIC REALISM/REALISME MAGIQUE/REALISMO MAGICO. Marsilio Editori s.p.a., Venice, 2014. Published in association with Archives d'Architecture Moderne, Brussels. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., New York. 272 pp. with 143 ills. (62 col.) and 24 col. reference ills. 22 x 19 cm. ISBN 9788831719223 Trilingual in English, French and Italian.
Exposed-spine binding. An incomplete ISBN is imprinted in error; the correct ISBN, which is cited in our record, appears on a sticker affixed to the back cover. Publisher's description: 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.
Artist(s):5+1AA; Femia, Alfonso; Peluffo, Gianluca
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 164156
Hardcover $40.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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