Modelling the Ionic capital


Richens, P. and Herdt, G., 2009. Modelling the Ionic capital. In: Cagdas, G. and Colakoglu, B., eds. Proceedings of the 27th Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, 2009-09-15 - 2009-09-18. Istanbul: eCAADe, pp. 809-816.

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    In the course of a study into the origins of the Ionic order, a group of fragmentary early capitals of historic importance were measured by short-range laser-scanning, and then reconstructed in their original state by means of NURBS surface modelling. Drawings, renderings and scaled facsimiles were produced from both types of model, and proved invaluable in the formal analysis of the objects by architectural historians. It is suggested that these digital methods are more objective and accurate than traditional drawings and plaster reconstructions, and the resulting datasets more sustainable and of greater value to subsequent researchers.


    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)
    CreatorsRichens, P.and Herdt, G.
    EditorsCagdas, G.and Colakoglu, B.
    Uncontrolled Keywordsclassical ionic history pointcloud reconstruction modelling
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Research CentresCentre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA)
    ID Code23717


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