Connotation and preservation principle of setting of monuments and sites

Xiaochuan, Yu (2005) Connotation and preservation principle of setting of monuments and sites. 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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Abstract (in English)

It is the setting including the historic developing message and provides the condition that cuts out for the sustaining of culture that is considered as the difference between setting and natural environment The settings of monuments and sites keep changing under the impact of human and nature, and we can find the marks of historic development that can guide us to perceive the cultural connotation of monuments and sites in a wider angle and deeper level. The acquaintance ability to the society and science of ancient human can be grasped by monuments and sites that are the whole reaction of the culture and the development of culture play an important role in the change of environment around monuments and sites, and it is a kind of sustaining of culture. The setting in a good repair must have its own message of historic development and sustaining content of abundant culture, on the contrary, we can be sure that the setting has been destroyed. It is the premise to the reconstruction of setting that the research to the historic development of setting and the correct analysis to the sustaining content of culture, at the same time, we must abide the criterion of lowest disarrange and try to retain the primitive historic message, which is benefit to the sustaining of monuments and sites and show its culture connotation, historic origin and value character to public.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Xiaochuan, YuUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: setting; concept; historic monuments; reconstruction
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2010 16:26
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/308

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