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Curated Decay : Heritage beyond saving

Author: Caitlin DeSilvey
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Transporting readers from derelict homesteads to imperiled harbors, postindustrial ruins to Cold War test sites, Curated Decay presents an unparalleled provocation to conventional thinking on the conservation of cultural heritage. Caitlin DeSilvey proposes rethinking the care of certain vulnerable sites in terms of ecology and entropy, and explains how we must adopt an ethical stance that allows us to collaborate  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caitlin DeSilvey
ISBN: 9780816694365 0816694362 9780816694389 0816694389
OCLC Number: 991861415
Notes: Contents 1. Postpreservation: Looking Past Loss 2. Memory's Ecologies: Curating Mutability in Montana 3. When Story Meets the Storm: Unsafe Harbor 4. Orderly Decay: Philosophies of Nonintervention 5. A Positive Passivity: Entropic Gardens 6. Boundary Work: On Expertise and Ambiguity 7. Palliative Curation: The Death of a Lighthouse 8. Beyond Saving: Care without Conservation Acknowledgments Notes Permissions Index
Description: 233 s. ; 20 cm
Contents: Contents1. Postpreservation: Looking Past Loss2. Memory's Ecologies: Curating Mutability in Montana3. When Story Meets the Storm: Unsafe Harbor4. Orderly Decay: Philosophies of Nonintervention5. A Positive Passivity: Entropic Gardens6. Boundary Work: On Expertise and Ambiguity7. Palliative Curation: The Death of a Lighthouse8. Beyond Saving: Care without ConservationAcknowledgmentsNotesPermissionsIndex

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