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Towards world heritage : international origins of the preservation movement, 1870-1930

Author: Melanie Hall
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: Heritage, culture, and identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historic preservation, whether of landscapes or buildings, was an important development of the nineteenth century in many countries. There is however surprisingly little understanding about how it took place, and research into it is narrowly focused. For example, generally landscape preservation from this time is examined separately from buildings; preservation is seen in terms of national narratives, or considered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Hall
ISBN: 9781409407720 1409407721 9781409407737 140940773X
OCLC Number: 708763222
Description: xx, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword: Facing the past / Charles Dellheim --
Introduction: Towards world heritage / Melanie Hall --
Niagara Falls : preservation and the spectacle of Anglo-American accord / Melanie Hall --
Redeeming Holy Wisdom : Britain and St. Sophia / Erik Goldstein --
Early preservation efforts in Sri Landa : William H. Gregory at Anuradhapura and Kandy / Anne M. Blackburn --
Conflict and neglect : between ruin and preservation at the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem / Raymond Cohen --
The Shrine at Sulgrave : the preservation of the Washington ancestral home as an "English Mount Vernon" and transatlantic relations / T.G. Otte --
The law's delay? Preservation legislation in France, Germany and England, 1870-1914 / Astrid Swenson --
Heritage and its communities : reflections on the English experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Chris Miele --
America's early historic preservation movement (1850-1930) in a transatlantic context / Michael Holleran --
Conservation and the professions : the Swedish context 1880-1920 / Ola Wetterberg --
Rethinking the "powers of darkness" : an anti-history of the preservation movement in Britain / Peter Mandle.
Series Title: Heritage, culture, and identity.
Responsibility: edited by Melanie Hall.

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