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Materan Contradictions: Architecture, Preservation and Politics

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Illustrated with a detailed study of the ancient World Heritage city of Matera and its 'Sassi', this book analyses the contemporary effects of preservation on the city and surrounding province. More broadly, it examines the relationship between and interdependence of preservation and modernism within architectural thought. The work asserts that preservation is not a passive, curatorial pursuit, but is a powerful tool often used to control economies and influence societies.

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This interesting volume on the practice of architectural preservation examines the re-development of the ancient Sassi of Matera and explores the diverse consequences of politically motivated preservation and development on the cultural and architectural fortunes of historic sites. The work discusses the actions of successive Italian government initiatives for clearing these millennia-old cave houses of their impoverished residents and the development of the site as a tourist attraction, and the role of archaeologists and architects in preserving and re-imagining the future of these cultural treasures. The volume includes numerous black and white photographs. Toxey is a historical preservationist and architect. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781409412083
Publisher:
Ashgate
Subject:
Architecture and society - Italy - Matera
Author:
Toxey, Anne Parmly
Subject:
Art : Techniques - Sculpting
Subject:
Art : Conservation & Preservation
Subject:
Architecture : Reference
Subject:
Architecture : Criticism
Subject:
Social Science : Human Geography
Publication Date:
December 2011
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
380

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