Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation

Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation

Author: Katharina Weiler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319305233

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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The book contributes to a recontextualization of authenticity by investigating how this value is created, reenacted, and assigned. Over the course of the last century, authenticity figured as the major parameter for the evaluation of cultural heritage. It was adopted in local and international charters and guidelines on architectural conservation in Europe, South and East Asia. Throughout this period, the concept of authenticity was constantly redefined and transformed to suit new cultural contexts and local concerns. This volume presents colonial and postcolonial discourses, opinions, and experiences in the field of architectural heritage conservation and the use of site-specific practices based on representative case studies presented by art historians, architects, anthropologists, and conservationists from Germany, Nepal, India, China, and Japan. With more than 180 illustrations and a collection of terminologies in German, English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Nevari and Nepali, classical Chinese and standard Mandarin, and Japanese, these cross-cultural investigations document the processual re-configuration of the notion of authenticity. They also show that approaches to authenticity can be specified with key analytical categories from transcultural studies: appropriation, transformation, and, in some cases, refusal.
Saving Our Architectural Heritage
Language: en
Pages: 425
Authors: N. S. Baer, R. Snethlage
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-04-03 - Publisher: John Wiley & Son Limited

It has become obvious that public policy will play a critical role in determining what portion of our architectural heritage will be passed on to future generations and what portion will be lost to deterioration, development, and natural hazards. In developed nations, as much as 10% of the built environment
Authenticity in Architectural Heritage Conservation
Language: en
Pages: 345
Authors: Katharina Weiler, Niels Gutschow
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-01 - Publisher: Springer

The book contributes to a recontextualization of authenticity by investigating how this value is created, reenacted, and assigned. Over the course of the last century, authenticity figured as the major parameter for the evaluation of cultural heritage. It was adopted in local and international charters and guidelines on architectural conservation
The Conservation and Structural Restoration of Architectural Heritage
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Giorgio Croci
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998-01-14 - Publisher: WIT Press

Structural analysis of architectural heritage is a new and growing branch of engineering. Knowledge of the history of architecture, material characteristics, instruments and techniques for investigations, diagnosis and restoration are all vital aspects for the correct understanding of structural behaviour and the ability to make correct decisions for repair and
Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: John H. Stubbs, Emily G. Makaš
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-04 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

“From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressed as clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hope for.”—New York Review
Time Frames
Language: en
Pages: 502
Authors: Ugo Carughi, Massimo Visone
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-28 - Publisher: Routledge

Time Frames provides a reconnaissance on the conservation rules and current protection policies of more than 100 countries, with particular attention to the emerging nations and twentieth-century architecture. The contributions illustrate the critical issues related to architectural listings, with a brief history of national approaches, a linkography and a short