Caño Amarillo - The XIX century romantic spirit in a cultural landscape’s Caracas

Pérez Gallego, Francisco (2008) Caño Amarillo - The XIX century romantic spirit in a cultural landscape’s Caracas. 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)

The place’s spirit extends to the changes of his tangible morphology. This situation is present in Caño Amarillo, a territory of Caracas that represents the urban scheme’s first expansion, transgressing the norm imposed by the colonial system. It incarnates the introduction of the spirit of the Romanticism like bucolic, spontaneous, picturesque and artisan reaction front to the neoclassicism. At present, the site conserves great part of this atmosphere, but it has been overcrowded. The absence of criteria for its valuation, control of its evolutionary continuity and the population growth, has brought like consequence a progressive deterioration. Recently actions for their recovery like cultural and tourist nucleus have been undertaken, based on their natural and cultural potentialities. A pilot experience has been conformed by community, institutions and technicians to achieve the rescue the values place and its life quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Pérez Gallego, Francisco
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural landscape; spirit of place; urban development; town planning; historic monuments
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Caño Amarillo, Caracas, Venezuela
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 15:33
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
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