Dilemmas of preservation

Lowenthal, David (1981) Dilemmas of preservation. In: Nessun futuro senza passato. 6th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Atti. ICOMOS, Roma, pp. 165-184. [Book Section]


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Abstract (in English)

The increasing destruction of our heritage is a consequence of technological change, pollution, greed and neglect, together with a heightened appreciation of the past that makes its relics ever more precious and popular, and hence at risk. At the same time, the past we seek to preserve and reconstruct has expanded in time, in space, and in content, and now includes a wider range of structures and artifacts than ever before. Not even these additions satisfy modern nostalgia, however, and much history is fabricated to meet the growing demand.

Item Type: Book Section
Lowenthal, DavidUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: conservation of cultural heritage; theory of conservation
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 01. Generalities
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1981, 6th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 09:31
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 09:31
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/826

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