Romantic modernism : nostalgia in the world of conservation

Full title: Romantic modernism : nostalgia in the world of conservation / Wim Denslagen ; translated by Donald Gardner.
Alternative titles: Romantisch modernisme. English
Main author: Denslagen, W. F.
Other authors: Gardner, Donald, 1938-
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Summary: Is it possible for conservationists to approve of the reconstruction of old façades when virtually everything behind them is modern? Should they continue to protect the front façade, when the rest of the historic building has vanished? Is it socially responsible to spend government money on reconstructing a historic building that has been completely destroyed? Can one do such a thing fifty years on?. According to reigning ideas in the world of conservation, the answer to all these questions is 'no'. It is felt that building a stage set is dishonest, and rebuilding something that no longer exis.
Other authors: Gardner, Donald, 1938-
Language: English
Dutch
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2009.
Classmark: 720.28/8
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) . and index.
ISBN: 9789048508709
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