Viewing architecture in two-dimensions can be frustrating. Made to be touched and experienced, powerful architecture is impossible to recreate on paper. But a new book takes things one step closer to that unattainable goal. "The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book" is an overview of some of the most significant buildings of the last century with 100 color illustrations, commentary from architectural writer David Sokol and contributions by notable architects I. M. Pei, Santiago Calatrava, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid. And of course, there's also pop-up recreations of famous buildings.
It features 20 meticulously-designed pop-up models, each the work of Anton Radevsky, who also engineered the now out-of-print "History of Architecture Pop-Up." The book includes legendary buildings, like the Eiffel Tower and Brooklyn Bridge, as well as more recent classics, like the Guggenheim Bilbao and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Part history lesson, part novelty, the "Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book" can serve as a passable simulacrum for people who might visit the genuine article.
"The Modern Architecture Pop-Up Book" will be released in November for $45. You can purchase on the Amazon.