Channel: AWOL - The Ancient World Online
Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 12110

Digital Epigraphy (Second Edition)

By Krisztián Vértes and the Epigraphic Survey

The chapter by chapter web version of the book, Digital Epigraphy, written by Krisztián Vértes in 2014, explaining the basic procedures of the Survey’s ever-changing digital documentation method, is now extended with digital fieldwork and an exciting new case study.

Chapter 1 - The Epigraphic Survey

In 1923 Oriental Institute founder James Henry Breasted conceived the idea of a permanent field headquarters of the Oriental Institute, based in Luxor, for a long-term epigraphic and architectural survey of all the ancient temples of the Nile Valley.

Chapter 2 – Drawing Conventions

Ink-Line Weights, Sun-shadow Orientations, Translating Three-Dimensional Relief into Two-Dimensional Pencil/Ink Lines, Architectural Elements, Recut or Restored Figures and Inscriptions, Plaster, Additional Details...

In this chapter we explore the digital environment in which the final Chicago House inked drawings are created. Although dealing with buttons and sliders while holding our pen might seem to be a bit alien at first, it will nevertheless be worth the effort to...

In this chapter, we shall explore the possibilities of using digital drawing tablets in the field. Although digital graphics tablets were introduced many years ago, until fairly recently their fragile technology and relatively large size limited their use...

In this chapter we’ll give the artist detailed guidance for producing digitally inked final versions of his/her initial documentation. The method described in the following sections is not exclusive; one has to keep in mind that there is no uniform solution...

In this chapter we will learn how to modify the inked drawing according to the changes indicated by the collation process. The Epigraphic Survey collation system is a very thorough check and crosscheck of the drawing against the wall, undertaken by two...

Working digitally on-site with portable tablet computers, Using Photoshop for studying color enhancements, Presenting more complex decorative programs.

Viewing all articles
Browse latest Browse all 12110