Applicazioni digitali in archeologia: il restauro virtuale

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The development of information technology in the past two decades has led tothe arising of new disciplines charachterized by the joining of methods and techniques typical of hard sciences with those peculiar to humanities; particularlyin the fields of archaeology and architecture this synthesis represents an updating of traditional studies relating to ancient buildings, thus introducing innovations in the traditional research methods. Virtual Restoration is just one of thesenew disciplines: this expression identifies integrated procedures of ComputerGraphic, both two-dimensional and three-dimensional, aimed at the restorationof artistic, archaeological or architectural assets in their complete or nearlycomplete integrity.Virtual Restoration represents a good tool for archaeologists, restorers and arthistorians. Actually, many artistic assets can’t be restorated because of a lack ofappropriate technical solutions; because of previous bad restoration interventions; because of lack of an accurate documentation which allows to understand how an artistic asset can be rebuilt; because of the impossibility of a physical restoration intervention. With the help of digital techniques it is now possible to get great possibilities of intervention in creating restoring projects forpaintings, mosaics but also for architectural works and three-dimensional objects. Through digital processing carried out with computer graphic programsyou can get virtual reconstructions both on video or in print. Virtual Restorationis finding today a place also in university research centers
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)42-59
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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