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REDRAWING HISTORICAL ILLUSTRATIONS IN RESEARCH OF GENUINE URBAN FEATURES
REDRAWING HISTORICAL ILLUSTRATIONS IN RESEARCH OF GENUINE URBAN FEATURES

Author(s): Zoltan MAROȘI
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Universitatea Babeş-Bolyai
Keywords: historical illustrations; urban planning; representation; urban identity; Cluj-Napoca;

Summary/Abstract: As a part of an extensive qualitative research, using historical illustrations of all kinds was strongly encouraged by the recent improvements in graphics software; once rarely seen documents and illustrations are now available in an infinite number of virtual copies, ready for restoration, interpretation, and assessments. The interest for historical illustrations is more pronounced in marketing, when a local brand or a product is promoted by the local history, often using the past as a reminder of the bonds between inhabitants and places. However, the most popular way to use historical illustrations can be found in art, while the main purpose of this paper is to encourage the use of these pictures, maps and documents in urban research and planning. In this paper, we recommend a path to reduce subjectivity while using historical illustrations and the practical results that can be achieved.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 45-58
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English