• View Master Silhouettes, photographed in Silver Spring MD, for Architect Magazine, 26 February 2009.

    Credit: Mike Morgan

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    Sometime between ages 10 and 20, you probably forgot how to use a View-Master, or what’s so great about its low-tech slide shows. Point it at the light, keep both eyes open, and voilà!—pictures in 3-D. University of Tennessee at Knoxville architecture professor Michael Kaplan is out to reclaim the device as an ideal way to show architecture. The newest title in his series of architecture publications is Ralph Erskine: Buildings in Stockholm. The book is only 33/4 inches square and neatly holds three discs of stereoscopic photographs of the Swedish architect’s work. The price includes a sleek black Fisher-Price View-Master.
    $55; View*Productions