A comprehensive analysis of the natural and cultural settings of the landscape architecture in the Roman city of Jerash "Gerasa". 'The revival of the natural and cultural settings'

El-Khalili, Mohammad (2005) A comprehensive analysis of the natural and cultural settings of the landscape architecture in the Roman city of Jerash "Gerasa". 'The revival of the natural and cultural settings'. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Our case study is concentrated in the Roman city of Jerash as it could be one of the best models of studying the subject of natural and cultural settings in which it is characterized by harmonious and integrated natural and cultural settings, Jerash is a fertile context of conceptuality, ideation and innovation that could show us the intelligence of the human in dealing with his environment and how did he express his own way of thinking and belief, in addition we will see how the religious, spiritual, and mythological aspects had the greatest dominance over the whole setting in Jerash in terms of scale, open architecture, physical and visual features, and the gentleness of its placement on the landscape that finally created a united composition in the entire setting of the city. Actually, the original cultural and natural settings of Jerash began to be invaded by the modern city, therefore this study aims to identify the current threats facing the natural and cultural settings of the city, in which we made a proposal for a comprehensive treatment and curative management for the impinged new buildings and the revitalization of the disturbed natural and cultural settings of the ancient city Jerash

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El-Khalili, MohammadUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: roman city; setting; landscape architecture; urban design; town planning
Subjects: D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 26. Habitations urbaines
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Jerash (Gerasa), Jordan
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 11:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
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URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/277

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