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Fascicolo monografico | 2 | 2 | 2021
Articolo | The Digital Urban Experience of a Lost City

The Digital Urban Experience of a Lost City

This paper digitally reconstructs street life in Edo (present-day Tokyo), the largest lost city of the pre-modern world. The ephemeral character of the Edo makes the historic urban experience extremely difficult to capture. We argue that the hypothetical digital reconstructions should incorporate evidence on human agency and spatial properties for a holistic simulation of historic street life. We develop a 3D hypothetical reconstruction based on multi-layered historical evidence to unlock the lost character of the Edo streets. It reveals the streets of Edo, including the rhythms of everyday life and the impact of the material culture.

Open access | Peer reviewed

Presentato: 05 Maggio 2021 | Accettato: 15 Settembre 2021 | Pubblicato: 10 Dicembre 2021 .

Keywords 3D modelling Pre-modern Japan Urban history Virtual reconstruction Streetscape Everyday life Space-use Digital past

Subtags Monuments Analysis Image data Technology Preservation 3d data Modelling Visualisation Society

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