Just like another person's review, I was very excited about the book. After reading, I felt like I just wasted my time! Half the book also dicusses the professional architectural culture in the UK wasting my time! It is a good book that inspires to have a good portfolio, but no help on how to make it! Pretty good book, some good helpful pointers, but could have had more pictures. And it's a little dense for tips, which i was kind of hoping for, but there's good info.
Format: Paperback. As those before me have mentioned, this book does not deliver on its promise of "offer[ing] step-by-step advice for students on how to prepare and present their portfolios. Furthermore, the images seem to have little relation to the text they illustrate, rather they just seem like singular examples of flashy work. The authors mention that architects are generally visual, and that text should serve images that speak to the viewer.
They manage to do the opposite here, with the bulk being devoted to droning text and the images offering little narrative and no clear insight on how to achieve the desired product.
Read Harold Linton instead. I was very excited at first when I bought this book. It's full of nice illustrations and examples, but I was very disappointed when I finished reading it. It's very general with no structural orientation.
The Portfolio: An Architectural Student's Handbook (Architectural Students Handbooks)
It does not serve as a guide on how to design and develop your portfolio and just mentions general common knowledge which, as an architecture student or professional, you can learn throughout college and work. I would not recommend it for those who want to create a portfolio with strong impact. See all 10 customer reviews.
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PillPack Pharmacy Simplified. They go on to guide the student through the various forms a portfolio can take: the Electronic Portfolio, the Academic Portfolio and the Professional Portfolio suggesting different approaches and different media to use in order to create the strongest portfolio possible.
The team also presents the best examples from international student portfolios to show the reader their recommendations in practice.
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