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Digital Heritage: Applying Digital Imaging to Cultural Heritage Preservation

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: L MacDonald

583 pages, illus


Hardback | Apr 2006 | #150572 | ISBN: 0750661836
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NHBS Price: £80.00 $98/€90 approx

About this book

Rapid advances in the fields of digital photography and digital image processing have provided an array of new methods of extracting information from historical buildings and artefacts. Until now, the techniques, and how and when to use them, have remained a mystery to many conservators and museum professionals. "Digital Heritage" explains these techniques, and how to get the best results from them in a variety of applications. Focusing on historic buildings, digitisation of documents, paintings and objects in museums and galleries, the book brings together international experts in the fields of conservation and digital imaging, to demonstrate how these two disciplines can work together to achieve excellent results.


Digitising documents for public access Digitising rare books & manuscripts Digitisation programmes in the V&A Digital access to a photographic collection Digitisation in the commercial art world User requirements for the metric survey Principles & evolution of digital cameras High resolution imaging in the near infrared Image resizing-the limits of image processing Image databases & access Colour management in heritage photography Image compression & JPEG2000 Assessing image quality Imaging historical architectural sites for conservation Imaging of stained glass windows Making online monuments more accessible through interface design Visualisation of panoramic images over the internet Three-dimensional virtual restoration of polychrome sculpture Digital imaging for easel paintings Research directions

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