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ICOMOS Germany; Landesaml für Denkmalpflege ßaden-Württemberg (2012) Hefte des deutschen national komitees ICOMOS / Journals of the German National Committee. , LII, 52. 256p . [Journal]

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Abstract (in English)

This publication is a compilation of the papers held at the international conference "European Health Resorts and Fashionable Spas oftl1e 19th Century" (Baden-Baden, 25-27 November 2010) that was organised by the German National Committee of ICOMOS together with the Baden-Württemberg monument conservation authority and the City of Baden-Baden. The reason for this conference was the fact that several European spa towns are presently considering applying for the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the form of a comparative study the conference was meant to give first impulses for a joint application. However, it was not intended as a means to help several interested spa towns to get accepted as World Heritage more easily by joining forces. Instead, the idea of a transnational, serial nomination developped from an intensive preoccupation with tlle phenomenon of the spa town initiated by the Baden-Württemberg monument conservation authority and the City of Baden Baden. Spas and health resorts existed in Europe since the Antiquity; due to societal conditions they became most popular in the 19th century. Apart from countless small spas and health resorts of regional relevance a few large health resorts and fashionable spa towns of international standing developped, modeled on the princely spas of the 18th century. Their Europe-wide attraction and international profile was also reflected in the urban layout. These large spa towns of the 19th century, where different lines of development converge, are not simply marked by buildings for therapeutic services, but by the entity of the topographical and urbanistic structure. Consequently, paths and huts in the surrounding forests can be just as significant for understanding the relevance of a spa town as the spa facilities, a Russian-Orthodox church, a racecourse or a band-stand. Tue partly parallel development of seaside resorts and climatic health resorts was not discussed at this conference, because formally and functionally they represent separate types of settlement.

Item Type: Journal
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Eidloth, VolkmarUNSPECIFIED
Ziesemer, JohnUNSPECIFIED
Förderer, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS Germany; Landesaml für Denkmalpflege ßaden-Württemberg
Languages: English, French, German
Keywords: Leisure facilities; Spas; Thermae; Baths; History of architecture; 19th; Europe; Historical surveys; Resorts; Baths towns; Spa towns; National level; Urbanism; Urban layout; Town planning
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 06. History of architecture
C.ARCHITECTURE > 03. Styles of architecture
D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 04. Groups of buildings
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
N.ANTHROPOLOGY > 03. Ethnology
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
National Committee: Germany
ICOMOS Special Collection: Journals of ICOMOS Germany
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 52
Title of the issue: Europäische Kurstädte und Modebäder des 19. Jahrhunderts / European Health Resorts and Fashionable Spas of the 19th Century / Stations thermales et villes d'eaux européennes à la mode au 19e siècle
Volume: LII
Number: 52
Number of Pages: 256
ISBN: 978-3-8062-2729-1
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 15:29
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 09:41
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2256

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