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Photography in Archaeology and Conservation

Photography in Archaeology and Conservation

2nd Edition


Part of Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology

  • Date Published: September 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521455541

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About the Authors
  • In this revised and updated edition of his 1989 book, Peter Dorrell provides a comprehensive guide to the uses of photography in archaeology. Drawing on thirty-five years of experience, he examines the use of photography in field archaeology, in surveys, in archaeological laboratories, and in conservation. He offers a clear and well-illustrated explanation of the techniques involved, with sections on equipment and materials, survey and site photography, architectural photography, the recording of different types of artifacts, registration and storage, the use of ultra-violet and infra-red, and photography for publication. He also covers the growing use of video and electronic recording systems.

    • New edition, revised and updated to include new material, particularly the use of video and electronic recording systems
    • Based on the courses in photography given at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London
    • Provides a general guide to use of photography in archaeology and conservation for students, professionals and the interested amateur
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… should be essential to every archaeological and conservation library.' Michael Corfield, Post-medieval Archaeology

    'This is a useful, comprehensive and up-to-date survey of photography in archaeological areas. It is to be recommended to archaeologists and photographers alike.' Gwil Owen, Antiquity

    'For technical photographers this book makes a good read; if you may be associated with an archeaological excavation then its value is increased.' Terry Buchanan, The Photographer

    'Most archaeologists are self-taught photographers, often using the wrong equipment and techniques for the job. Peter Dorrell's clear description of equipment and problems should put them straight.' P. L. Drewitt, Antiquaries Journal

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: September 1994
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521455541
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.517kg
    • contains: 102 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the second edition
    1. The early days of archaeological photography
    2. Basic principles and practice
    3. Equipment
    4. Lighting by flash
    5. Photographic materials, processing and printing
    6. Architecture and standing monuments
    7. Survey photography
    8. Site photography
    9. Principles of object photography
    10. Principles of close-up photography
    11. Ultra-violet and infra-red photography
    12. Photographing finds
    13. Flat copy
    14. Preparation of material for publication
    15. The future.

  • Author

    Peter G. Dorrell, University College London

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