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For anyone putting together an architectural portfolio this is essential reading.
The creation of a successful portfolio is a vital skill needed by architectural students and professionals alike. In a highly competitive global market the accomplished representation of the architect’s work must be able to turn opportunities into triumphs.
The Architect's Portfolio book offers a fresh step-by-step approach to achieving a reflective, attractive and successful representation of one’s work. Structured in four stages it takes the reader through each step needed in the creation of a successful portfolio, from understanding yourself and your market, to planning, designing and producing it.
Illustrated throughout in full colour, the book includes case study portfolios from the US, UK, Europe and Asia which demonstrate the steps in the process for both practitioners and students, from sketch trials to full-colour stage lay-outs. These contributions come from architects all over the world, providing terrific insight into current practices and inspiration and ideas.
This is simply essential reading for anyone putting together an architectural portfolio.
Table of Contents
|Contextualize It||p. 1|
|Portfolio as Autobiography||p. 4|
|Portfolio as Portable Museum||p. 5|
|Portfolio of Games||p. 8|
|Case Studies||p. 9|
|Plan It, Select It||p. 43|
|Understanding Yourself||p. 46|
|Identifying Your Audience||p. 46|
|Conserving Work||p. 47|
|Selecting Work: Building the Theme for the Portfolio||p. 49|
|The Crit Wall||p. 51|
|Case Studies||p. 52|
|Design It, Produce It||p. 89|
|Thumbnails and Mock-ups (Dummies)||p. 92|
|From General to Specific||p. 94|
|Full-scale Design||p. 98|
|Designing for Reception||p. 99|
|Learning from Others||p. 100|
|Techniques and Stylistic Effects||p. 101|
|The Cover: An Interesting Entrance||p. 104|
|The Squint Test||p. 107|
|Additional Tools for the Online Portfolio||p. 107|
|Case Studies||p. 109|
|Send It, Present It, Market It||p. 141|
|Informational Interviewing||p. 145|
|Sending Your Portfolio||p. 146|
|The Interview||p. 147|
|Gauging the Success of a Portfolio||p. 147|
|Case Studies||p. 149|
|Types of Portfolio||p. 184|
|About the Portfolio Contributors||p. 187|
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