Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedrals
National Geographic News
A tech-savvy art historian uses lasers to understand how medieval builders constructed their architectural masterpieces.
I know this doesn't help, but we have exquisite 3D laser maps of every detail of Notre Dame, thanks to the incredible work of
art historian Andrew Tallon. Prof Tallon passed away last November, but his work will be absolutely crucial
Although historian Andrew Tallon passed away last fall, his scans from more than 50 locations in and around Notre Dame helped revolutionize our understanding of how it was built
I want to start this day with good news. Let me remind you of the work of Andrew Tallon, who 3D scanned the Notre Dame. This data provides invalluable data for reconstruction.
This June 22, 2015
piece explains how several great cathedrals of Europe were intimately mapped with lasers, creating a billion points of data of each structure. This will be crucial to any eventual reconstruction . . .
Nature News & Comment
Digital memories of Notre-Dame, in this 2015 piece from
. Art historian Andrew Tallon created detailed 3D renderings of the building (and its secrets) using sophisticated laser scanners.
Laser scans from more than 50 locations in and around Notre Dame helped revolutionize our understanding of how it was built.
Looking for some hope today, I found this: A full 3D reconstruction of Notre Dame by Andrew Tallon, an art historian at
, who laser scanned it, collecting a billion data points with 5 mm resolution, and mapped them onto spherical panorama photos
Historian uses lasers to unlock mysteries of Gothic cathedrals
Historian Uses Lasers to Unlock Mysteries of Gothic Cathedrals - National Geographic