Are You a Model?
On an Architectural Medium of Spatial Exploration

edited by Anna-Maria Meister, Teresa Fankhänel, Lisa Beißwanger, Chris Dähne, Christiane Fülscher and Anna Luise Schubert

Are You a Model? explores the model as architectural tool and practice. The volume approaches architectural models not as categorical objects but through questions such as: What determines a model’s functions and agencies? When in the design process does it unfold its power and when has it served its purpose? Based on nine overarching questions, the book brings together interdisciplinary voices from architecture, art history as well as architectural and curatorial practice, and software engineering. 31 contributions interweave perspectives from various disciplines and geographies, and reveal surprising affinities rather than seeking conclusive answers. Models are thus not classified according to time of origin, genre, or material, but rather understood as an epistemologically diverse practice.

Jovis 2024

17 × 24 cm
200 pages, 39 col. and b/w ill.
ISBN 978-3-98612-072-6

ISBN 978-3-98612-073-3



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