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Model, architectural
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An architectural model is a three-dimensional sculptural representation of a building, part of a building, or part of a construction. The term “model” is derived via the Italian modello from the Latin modulus, and refers to the usual scale reduction (Latin modus, “measure”; modulus, “small measure”). Architectural models are usually made of wood, more rarely of clay, cardboard, paper, stone, plaster, cork, metal, or wax. In principle, however, any shapeable material of reasonable durability will do. The Florentine architect Filippo Brun…

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Hubert, Hans W., “Model, architectural”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_017018>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128

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