A Certain Kind of Spirit: The Preservation of the Character and the Conservation of Fabric in Historic Structures

Langenbach, Randolph (1987) A Certain Kind of Spirit: The Preservation of the Character and the Conservation of Fabric in Historic Structures. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 669-676. [Book Section]

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The Venice Charter of 1964 emphasized the need to 'preserve and reveal the aesthetic and the historical value' of historic buildings. This paper examines a second duality in the evaluation of buildings - a duality between the value of a building in terms of its place in history, and its value as the visual embodiment of that history.

Item Type: Book Section
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Langenbach, RandolphUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monuments; structures of buildings; preservation; building materials
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 04. Building materials
C.ARCHITECTURE > 06. Structures of buildings
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2011 19:14
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/762

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