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Friday Forum: From Perspective Representation to (Digital) Reality

February 10, 2012

Historical paintings and engravings are an important documentary source for studying the history of urban transformations in architecture and city design. By applying perspective transformations and architectural engineering rules, we can digitally reproduce 3D models of the buildings and spaces portrayed in the pictures and thereby find out valuable details related to the processes of transformation and change in the city.This talk will present our work applying these techniques to several historical paintings.