Heritage at risk: ICOMOS World Report 2006-2007 on monuments and sites in danger

(2008) Heritage at risk: ICOMOS World Report 2006-2007 on monuments and sites in danger. Other. hendrik Bäßler verlag, Berlin, 227p. Heritage at Risk (H@R), 2008-2010. ISBN 978-3-937940-47-2. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

The new World Report 2006/2007 on Monuments and Sites in Danger provides a broad spectrum of threats in the different regions of the world. Apart from 40 National Reports there are also current reports on cross-national topics, such as endangered rock paintings in North Africa and Australia, threats to vernacular architecture or to our archaeological heritage. Many of the threats discussed in the previous Heritage at Risk reports still exist, for instance dam projects in Turkey or threats to cultural heritage caused by military conflicts in Iraq and the Near East. Often conservation concerns are being sacrificed for purely commercial interests. This is being demonstrated for example by skyscraper projects in St Petersburg, Prague, Istanbul or Vienna exceeding all traditional dimensions or by the disfigurement of historic town quarters and cultural landscapes in countries such as Hungary, Romania or Moldova. For the first time, the World Report 2006/2007 also contains a number of studies dealing with the effects of the worldwide climate change on our cultural heritage. Case studies demonstrate how different world regions, for instance the Canadian coastline, the Antarctic and Southern Europe, are already affected by climate change. Being aware of this interaction between natural and cultural heritage, ICOMOS has increased its commitment in Brazil by recently declaring the tropical rainforest of Amazonia a "monument of nature".

Item Type: Book (Other)
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Machat, ChristophUNSPECIFIED
Ziesemer, JohnUNSPECIFIED
Petzet, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English, French
Keywords: heritage at risk; state of conservation; conservation of historic sites; conservation of historic monuments; religious heritage; mausolea; cultural landscapes; Castles; reconstruction; destruction of cultural heritage; deterioration; threats; cultural policy; historic town centres; cemeteries; forests; archaeological sites; towers; palaces; monasteries; historic parks; bridges; real-estate pressure; Temples; Earthquakes; Earthquake damage; shrines; assessment of damage; War damage; earth architecture; climate change; world heritage sites; Algeria; Argentina; Armenia; Australia; Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Brazil; Bulgaria; China; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Ecuador; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Greece; Hungary; India; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kenya; Lebanon; Lithuania; Luxemburg; Mexico; Moldova; Norway; Oman; Peru; Romania; Russia; modern architecture; 20th; wooden architecture; historic houses; Serbia; theatres; Slovakia; Spain; churches; cathedrals; Thailand; Turkey; United States of America; prehistoric sites; environmental factors
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 08. Monitoring
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 06. Other
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 14. Historic urban landscapes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 16. Industrial and technical heritage
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 06. Other
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 07. Inventories
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: Heritage at Risk (H@R)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008-2010
Number of Pages: 227
ISBN: 978-3-937940-47-2
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2019 15:36
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 15:36
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2111

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