Everything that gives birth is chaotic: Reflections on the wider approach to setting

Okawa, Naomi (2005) Everything that gives birth is chaotic: Reflections on the wider approach to setting. 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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My proposal starts with a short historical survey of the relations between monument and setting, then examines their chaotic situation at present, and closes with two solutions for it. Before modern times, monument had powerful impact on setting like pyramid and Chinese Imperial mausoleum. Yet, the monuments were obliged to follow the principles inherent in setting. These balanced relations begun to crumble with the advent of the industrial revolution. Concentration of population into metropolises extended them toward outside and upward. The latest development complexes are more powerfully damaging settings, and their service lives are far shorter than decades ago. Gigantic capitals are always seeking more profitable places. Concerning such situation, I will make two proposals. The first is to use more expanded concept of historic heritage that covers not only tangible heritage, also intangible heritage and surroundings. The second is related to regenerating the remains fragmented by such deterioration. Instead of restoration, I propose a new model by using the keyword of DNA as a metaphor

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Okawa, NaomiUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monuments; setting; surrounding of historic monuments; conservation of cultural heritage
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2010 19:07
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/298

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