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Color acrylic. CNC Topography. Flocked surface. These and other approaches to constructing architectural models are documented in chapters of Model Making by Megan Werner, founder of San Francisco firm zDp Models. For each approach, Werner recommends tools, techniques, alternatives, and shows a sample model. A practical how-to for those looking to explore a building in model form. • $24.95; Princeton Architectural Press, June 2011