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The conservation movement : a history of architectural preservation :antiquity to modernity

Author: Miles Glendinning
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013.
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In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared belief come about, and is its continued general acceptance inevitable?Certainly, ancient structures have long been treated with care and reverence in many societies, including classical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Glendinning, Miles
The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation
2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miles Glendinning
ISBN: 9781136167027 1136167021
OCLC Number: 1038624040
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (535 p.)
Contents: Front Cover; The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: The Conservation Movement: Stepchild of progress; Part I: Pre-1789 Foundations of the Movement: Care for old buildings in the pre-modern age; One. Harbingers of heritage: Antiquity, Christendom, Renaissance; Two. Antiquarian antecedents: 17th and 18th centuries; Part II: 1789-1914 Growth of the Movement: First modern ideologies of conservation; Three. International revolutions and national heritages: 1789-1850 Four. The life-force of age: Restoration and Anti-Scrape, 1850-90Five. Militant monuments: Nationalist conservation rivalries, 1890-1914; Part III: 1914-45 Crisis of the Movement: Mass heritage, mass destruction; Six. Monument wars: Devastation and rebuilding, 1914-39; Seven. Total war and cultural bombing: 1939-45; Part IV: 1945-89 Heyday of the Movement: Parallel narratives of postwar preservation; Eight. Parallel lives: New and old in the West, 1945-68; Nine. From counter-culture to control: Western triumphs of conservation, 1968-89 Ten. Heritage complexities in the socialist bloc: 1945-89Eleven. Charters and conventions: The internationalisation of heritage, 1945-89; Part V: Post-1989 The Contemporary Story; Twelve. Heritage in the age of globalisation: Post-1989; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Image credits; Index
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In many cities across the world, particularly in Europe, old buildings form a prominent part of the built environment, and we often take it for granted that their contribution is intrinsically positive. How has that widely-shared belief come about, and is its continued general acceptance inevitable?Certainly, ancient structures have long been treated with care and reverence in many societies, including classical Rome and Greece. But only in modern Europe and America, in the last two centuries, has this care been elaborated and energised into a forceful, dynamic ideology: a 'Conservat.

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