Archaeological Illustration

Archaeological Illustration

Paperback Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology (Paperback)

By (author) Lesley Adkins, By (author) Roy A. Adkins

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  • Format: Paperback | 276 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 19 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521103177
  • ISBN 13: 9780521103176
  • Sales rank: 327,419

Product description

This volume, originally published in 1989, is intended as a practical guide to archaeological illustration, from drawing finds in the field to technical studio drawing for publication. It is also an invaluable reference tool for the interpretation of illustrations and their status as archaeological evidence. The book's ten chapters start from first principles and guide the illustrator through the historical development of archaeological illustration and basic skills. Each chapter then deals with a different illustrative technique - drawing in the field during survey work and excavation, drawing artefacts, buildings and reconstructions, producing artwork for publication and the early uses of computer graphics. Information about appropriate equipment, as well as a guide to manufacturers, is also supplied. An obvious and important feature of Archaeological Illustration is the 120 line drawings and half-tones which show the right - and the wrong - way of producing drawings. This volume will therefore be of interest to amateur and professional archaeologists alike.

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Table of contents

1. An introduction to archaeological illustration; 2. Equipment; 3. Techniques of drawing; 4. Drawing in the field; 5. Recording buildings; 6. Drawing in the office; 7. Drawing reconstructions; 8. Drawing finds; 9. Drawing for reproduction; 10. Computer graphics.