VirtualArchitecture Project


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VirtualArchitecture Project    |    About

This project was conceived and carried out for Williams College by Michael and Barry Gross, under the direction of Professor E.J. Johnson, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art. The first prototype, the Palazzo del Te in Mantua, Italy, was created in 2002. Since then the project team has documented over one hundred sites and monuments throughout Europe and North America. The collection of virtual tours is used as a teaching resource in the classroom by the Department of Art at Williams. Many courses utilize the resource, most notably Professor Johnson's Art History 101 course (Aspects of Western Art).

The virtual tours were created using digital SLR cameras (Canon EOS 1Ds MarkII, Canon EOS 20D, Nikon D1, Nikon D100). Video was shot with a digital video camera (Panasonic 24P). Panoramas were rendered with REALVIZ Stitcher. Image post-processing was done with Adobe Photoshop CS2. Audio and Video were edited with Apple iMovie. Web design was programmed using Macromedia Dreamweaver 8. Databases were created with MyPHP, MySQL and Dreamweaver 8. These works were created on Apple computer systems running Mac OS X.

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