Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas by John H. Stubbs

By John H. Stubbs

The ebook promises the 1st significant survey in regards to the conservation of cultural history in either Europe and the Americas. Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas serves as a handy source for execs, scholars, and somebody drawn to the sphere. Following the acclaimed Time commemorated, this publication provides modern perform on a country-by-country and region-by-region foundation, facilitating comparative research of similarities and adjustments. The e-book stresses suggestions in architectural history safeguard and the contexts during which they have been constructed.

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In the past half century, architectural conservation has been enriched worldwide by international cooperation among museums and museum professionals. As a part of the wave of new international organizations formed following World War II, the NGO the International Council of Museums (ICOM) was established in 1946 to advise and work closely with UNESCO. With 115 national committees today, as well as individual participation in other countries and regional and thematic international cooperation among the national organizations, the Paris-based ICOM is active throughout the world.

The separate but overlapping experiences of Italy, France, and Great Britain all provide substantial evidence that restoration practice in the nineteenth century was heavily imbued with scientific and nationalist implications, the hallmarks of the early industrial age. In Italy, as well as in Germany in central Europe, the restoration of key historic buildings instilled the populations with a collective cultural pride and reinforced enthusiasm for political unification, while French and British restoration practice was more reflective of a growing reaction against the societal changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution.

Images courtesy Gionata Rizzi, Architect The post–World War II era saw for the first time a popular appreciation of the country’s built heritage, as well as development of the concept that architectural heritage belongs to all. 16 It started slowly, but in time it developed into a model program in Italy. In 1955 Italy’s premier nonprofit conservation organization Italia Nostra was formed to combat the planned destruction of Rome’s historic core by municipal authorities. ” Twenty years later, the idea of collective ownership of Italy’s patrimony was accepted enough to facilitate the creation of the Fund for the Italian Environment (FAI)—Fondo per l’ambiente Italiano—to protect and manage Italy’s natural and cultural heritage for the good of its general population.

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