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Conservation and Preservation. Interactions between Theory and Practice. In memoriam Alois Riegl (1858-1905)
Proceedings of the International Conference of the ICOMOS Int. Scientific Committee for the Theory and the Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration. 23-27 April 2008 (Vienna, Austria)

Polistampa, 2010

Curated by:

Michael S. Falser

Wilfried Lipp

Andrzej Tomaszewski

Pages: 304

Features: b/w ills, paperback

Size: 16,5x24

ISBN: 978-88-596-0746-5


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English text

After the first conference of the ISC Theory in Florence 2007, Values and Criteria in Heritage Preservation, the Vienna Conference in 2008 was planned as a commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Alois Riegl. The volume honours his work with contributions of: Wilfried Lipp, Michael S. Falser, Paolo Del Bianco, Niels Gutschow, Jukka Jokilehto, Christiane Schmuckle-Mollard, Peter Burman, Andreas Lehne, Ursula Schädler-Saub, Bogusl⁄ aw Szmygin, Andrzej Tomaszewski, Duncan Marshall, Zbigniew Kobylin´ski, Christoph Machat, Irmela Spelsberg, Natalia Dushkina, Erzsébet Kovács, Jörg Haspel, Gamini Wijesuriya, Giora Solar, Dinu Bumbaru, Eduard Sekler.
Prefaces by Wilfried Lipp & Michael S. Falser, Paolo Del Bianco
Foreword of the Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context, by Niels Gutschow
Pillars of conservation. Reflections on its European roots
The idea of conservation. An overview - Viollet-le-Duc and his followers. French theories in the 19th and the 20th centuries - Ruskin’s children. John Ruskin, the ‘Good Steward’, and his influence today - Georg Dehio, Alois Riegl, Max Dvorˇák – a threshold in theory development - Teoria e metodologia del restauro. Italian contributions to conservation in theory and practice
Doctrinal texts in review. From European standards to global issues
Formal analysis of doctrinal texts in heritage protection - From Athens 1931 to Venice 1964. History and actuality - From Venice 1964 to Nara 1994 – changing concepts of authenticity? - The Burra Charter in an international context – the implications of international doctrine for practice in Australia
Perspectives from the ICOMOS Scientific Committees
Contemporary archaeological heritage management: conflicts between research, preservation and presentation - The vernacular between theory and practice - Cultural landscape – an expanding notion and its challenges for conservation - The “challenge of change” and the 20th-century heritage - Theoretical and practical issues of conservation in the context of tourism
Conservation philosophy in today’s transcultural reality
Contrast versus context. A conflict between the authenticity of the past and the authenticity of the present? - Conservation in context - Conservation and religion - Communities, communications, conservation philosophy - The cult of authenticity in the age of fake - In praise of principles
Dedicated to Alois Riegl in the 150th anniversary of his birth / An Alois Riegl gewidmet an seinem 150. Geburtstag (1858-1905)

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