About Melanie McCalmont

Melanie McCalmont is the author of “A Wilderness of Rocks.”…

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Book excerpt: how were historic relief models made?

What are relief models? The following text is an excerpt…

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About the book

Read an excerpt. “A Wilderness of Rocks: the Impact of…

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Trophies and relief models

How many trophies can you name that have a relief model…

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Caroline Rose and Magnetic Mendota

At the “Science Hall After Dark” event Nov 11, I…

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blog: Rochester, NY and the promise of 3D models

Geography lovers: prepare to be delighted. If much of the…

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Storefront art

This artwork was part of the storefront for a clothing…

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blog: 3D objects, relief models, and technology

The documentary “Print the Legend” covers the rise of 3D…

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blog: relief model on House of Cards Season 4 Episode 1

In Season 4 Episode 1, there’s a relief model on…

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Blog: Film studio logos and relief models

This blog post will blow your mind. Did you know…

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Blog: Creativity, fashion, and globes

High fashion and old maps were the last thing I…

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blog: Emerging technology at the 1904 Louisiana Exposition

World’s Fairs had such impact! Read about a demonstration of…

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blog: 3D printing and relief modeling for the blind

Relief models were widely used in schools for the blind…

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Blog: Pouncing and relief models

Pouncing is an artist’s technique that was also used to create…

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photo from Sarah Fitzsimmons website

Blog: Pacific quilt relief art

Once you look for relief modeling, you see it everywhere.…

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leaving your mark

New word: Petrosomatoglyph. It’s the body prints or markings in a…

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Yosemite National Park relief model, back side

blog: photographing the Yosemite National Park relief model

I stood there in terror, my hands up ready to cover…

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blog: researching old maps

How does a line of research get started? From January…

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blog: sandboxes and analog modeling

Adults immersed in tech fields are wisely choosing to remove…

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Relief model video: University Place

This presentation was recorded at the Wisconsin Historical Society “History…

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Protected: reading

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Black Hills

Detail of the Black Hills of South Dakota relief model…

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