The spirit of the historical downtown of the City of Quito

Peñaherrera M., Andrés (2008) The spirit of the historical downtown of the City of Quito. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Finding, knowing and defining the spirit of a place has always been a challenge for the men of culture since the time of the Roman Empire: “the Genius Locis”. This essay tries to tackle this complex and cunning subject. Because this is the first time someone tries to tackle it in our realm or environment, I will consider of great value any suggestions regarding its focus, methodology and conclusion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Peñaherrera M., Andrés
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town centre; World Heritage List; intangible heritage; spirit of place
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
Name of monument, town, site, museum: City of Quito, Ecuador
UNESCO WHC Number: 2
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2010 11:21
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13

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