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Commentary for Part Four: Authenticity

Samantha L. Martin-McAuliffe

Samantha L. Martin-McAuliffe is a Lecturer at the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at University College Dublin, Ireland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...In a profile article from The New Yorker in late 2012, Jane Kramer gives an account of a communal dinner at the home of Yotam Ottolenghi in London. The main course, a take on a central Asian dish called plov, is described...
...In Western culture, a meal is typically consumed when sitting not only ‘at a table’ but also ‘on a chair’. Behind this statement lies a long tradition of table manners and design heritage, both of which provide a proper or appropriate...

The Possibility of an Authentic American Cuisine: Catherine’s Corn Pasta

Food and Architecture : At the Table

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The process Peel about ten heads of garlic, cut each clove in half and pry out the bitter little green sprout. You must not smash the cloves of garlic, or they will oxidize and taste old. Cover and place...

Tourist Geographies: Remapping Old Havana

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...A Souvenir On a recent trip to Havana I sat with a friend on the steps of the capitol. The building's dome, designed in 1929 to emulate that of Washington, DC, loomed behind us. We sat motionless for a few moments as an itinerant...

Authenticating Dungeons, Whitewashing Castles: The Former Sites of the Slave Trade on the Ghanaian Coast

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...For centuries, the castles and forts of coastal Ghana have been important sites of African-European contact and centers of cultural exchange. Built between 1482 and 1784 by rival European nations, these rare examples of late medieval...

Simulating France, Seducing the World: The Regional Center at the 1937 Paris Exposition

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Edmond Labbé, General Commissioner of the 1937 Exposition Internationale des arts et des techniques dans la vie moderne in Paris proclaimed:We must not forget that, in France, the cause of regionalism is linked to the cause of tourism...

The Path of Reconstruction of the City of L’Aquila after the Earthquake of 2009

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...From emergency to reconstruction On the path from emergency to reconstruction following natural disaster there is a well-established sequence of activities to be carried out on the way to normality and socio-economic recovery. The phases...

From Tripoli to Ghadames: Architecture and the Tourist Experience of Local Culture in Italian Colonial Libya

Architecture and Tourism : Perception, Performance and Place

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...On 30 May 1925, just one month before he would resign his post as governor of the Tripolitanian region of Libya to join the Ministry of Finance under Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, Giuseppe Volpi returned to Tripoli from an automobile...

The Town Reassembled: Authenticity and Transformation in Kiruna, Sweden

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction It is technically possible to move buildings, for example, as a means of conservation, although the process raises important issues of authenticity and originality. But is it equally possible to move a town? That is the focus...

Retro Style and the Cultural Politics of Everyday Life

Sarah Elsie Baker

Sarah Baker is Lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She has researched and published numerous articles focussed on consumption and domestic space. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retro Style : Class, Gender and Design in the Home

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Two of the central questions asked in this book are whether domestic retro style represents an uncoupling of the relationship between class and taste, and whether the production and consumption of the style allow individuals to challenge...