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Romantic modernism [electronic resource] : nostalgia in the world of conservation / Wim Denslagen; translated by Donald Gardner.

Author/Creator:
Denslagen, W. F.
Publication:
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, c2009.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 p.)
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Standardized Title:
Romantisch modernisme. English
Subjects:
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration.
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Netherlands.
Architecture, Modern -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Is it possible for conservationists to approve of the reconstruction of old fac╠žades when virtually everything behind them is modern? Should they continue to protect the front fac╠žade, 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
Contents:
Contents; Introduction; Sentimentality and the City; The Rectangular Sickness; Romantic Modernists; Self-seeking Romantics; Bad-mannered Buildings; The Revival Styles and Time Regained; Nostalgia and Imitation; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-254) and index.
ISBN:
1-282-40192-0
9786612401923
90-485-0870-3
OCLC:
475641465