El sentido y los límites de la autenticidad: el caso de Arg-é Bam (Irán) = The sense and boundaries of authenticity: the case of Arg-e Bam (Iran)

Marino, Bianca Gioia (2020) El sentido y los límites de la autenticidad: el caso de Arg-é Bam (Irán) = The sense and boundaries of authenticity: the case of Arg-e Bam (Iran). Loggia. Arquitectura e restauración, 33 . pp. 58-75. ISSN 1136-758-X [Article]

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Abstract (in English)

As the UNESCO description states, «Bam and its Cultural Landscape represents an outstanding example of an ancient fortified settlement that developed around the Iranian central plateau and is an exceptional testimony to the development of a trading settlement in the desert environment of the Central Asian region». The area surrounded by the city walls system, constitutes the ancient part of Bam (Arg-e Bam or Bam Citadel) and is situated in the Iranian Kerman Province, in the desert zone in the South-East of Iran. It is an exceptional case in which the osmosis between the built-up environment and nature is complete and even enriched by its chromatic appearance and soft silhouette resulting from the interaction between materials and atmospheric factors. The case of Arg-e Bam represents therefore a meaningful example of massive reconstruction and, at the same time, a real example for a common comparison of the concept of heritage authenticity.

Item Type: Article
Marino, Bianca Gioia
Languages: English, Spanish
Keywords: authenticity; cultural landscapes; conservation of historic sites; earth architecture; fortified architecture; earthquakes; reconstruction; World Heritage; Iran
Subjects: E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Cultural Landscapes
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
G. DETERIORATION > 01. Generalities
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 02. World Cultural and Natural Heritage
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Bam and its Cultural Landscape, Iran
UNESCO WHC Number: 1208
Volume: 33
ISSN: 1136-758-X
Depositing User: Bianca Gioia Marino
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2023 10:25
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2023 10:25
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2786

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