The Evolution, Tangible and Intangible Remains of Ancient Spirituality and Spatial Concept in Traditional Oriental Architecture

Messeri, Beatrice (2008) The Evolution, Tangible and Intangible Remains of Ancient Spirituality and Spatial Concept in Traditional Oriental Architecture. 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 spatial configuration is strictly connected with the ancient traditions and knowledge about the natural world with common roots in many Oriental countries. The preservation interventions and the management of the site in most cases respect the spirit of the place and its social use. Even if the tourism and the connected economical reasons can be quite aggressive and can transform the site and forever destroy its tangible and intangible values.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Messeri, Beatrice
Languages: English
Keywords: architecture; spirituality; Hindu architecture; Buddhist architecture; temples; pagodas
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
C.ARCHITECTURE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Borobudur Temple Compounds, Indonesia; Pagoda Sakyamuni, China
UNESCO WHC Number: 592
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 15:45
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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