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Description - Digital Modelling for Urban Design by Brian McGrath

While there is a rich array of urban theory, design, and representation books available, there is currently no book which brings together, in a single volume, urban design theory and new digital technologies in urban information mapping, modeling, and 3D simulation. Based on two decades of practicing and teaching architecture, author Brian McGrath's Digital Modelling for Urban Design explores the new theories and technologies of digital modelling, focusing on how to create moving and interactive 3D drawing, skills useful in the context of urban theory, and design and representation. Fully illustrated with original maps, 3D models, and drawings and photographs, this innovative work introduces digital modelling to students, architects, designers, and planners interested in the processes key to shaping the urban environment.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470034774
ISBN-10: 0470034777
Format: Hardback
(288mm x 224mm x 23mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Brian McGrath

Brian McGrath is Associate Professor of Urban Design at Parsons, the New School for Design in New York. For many years, he also taught urban design at Columbia. He has taught internationally in Taiwan, Denmark, Hong Kong and Thailand, where he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 1998-99. He recently completed a research fellowship at the India China Institute at the New School. McGrath is co-author with Jean Gardner of Cinemetrics: Architectural Drawing Today (2007) and co-guest-editor of Sensing the 21st-Century City: Close-Up and Remote (2005), both published by John Wiley & Sons. 'Brian McGrath is that rare writer and teacher who can portray the complexity of the city without reducing it to simple stereotypes.' Grahame Shane, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Columbia University. 'Brian McGrath is an urban inventor who has developed nuanced techniques to approach the impossible complexity of representing the city. This book shares those techniques while also transporting the reader deep into some of the world's most intricate urban fabric.' Keller Easterling, Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture.

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