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The life-force of age

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

Routledge, 2013

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... The life-force of age Restoration and Anti-Scrape, 1850–90 How cold is all this history, how lifeless all imagery, compared to that which the living nation writes, and the uncorrupted marble bears! – how many pages of doubtful record might...

Introduction

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

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... The Conservation Movement: Stepchild of progress ‘I never saw anything like you clergymen,’ said Eleanor; ‘you are always thinking of fighting each other.’ ‘Either that,’ said he, ‘or else supporting each other. The pity is that we cannot...

International revolutions and national heritages

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

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... International revolutions and national heritages 1789–1850 An appreciation of our national treasures introduced and implemented . . . throughout the whole fatherland would perhaps be the finest monument the present age could erect...

Total war and cultural bombing

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

Routledge, 2013

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... miles, was left completely in ruins; the skyline was symbolically decapitated by the collapse of the dome of the 18th-century Frauenkirche, newly repaired in the Figure 7.1 Watercolour painting by Otto Griebel of the destruction of Dresden...

Militant monuments

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

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... Militant monuments Nationalist conservation rivalries, 1890–1914 For like the Jews of old, most of us work with two hands: in one we bear a sword and fight for the works of our forefathers; and in the other we bear a trowel, and build up...

Parallel lives

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

Routledge, 2013

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... 1947–57, and a range of pageant- like activities was instituted: for example, the 1961 Colonial Williamsburg Centennial saw a ‘militia muster’ in the town several times weekly. Likewise, at Jamestown, Virginia, ten miles from Williamsburg, site...

Antiquarian antecedents

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

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... Antiquarian antecedents 17th and 18th centuries Quod non fecerunt barbari, fecerunt Barberini.1 (The Barberini did what the barbarians failed to do) Warfare and restoration in the ‘Confessional Age’ DURING the 17 th and 18th centuries...

From counter-culture to control

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

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... From counter-culture to control Western triumphs of conservation, 1968–89 Now houses are ‘units’ and people are digits And Bath has been planned into quarters for midgets. Goodbye to old Bath. We who loved you are sorry. They’ve carted you...

Harbingers of heritage

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

Routledge, 2013

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... Harbingers of heritage Antiquity, Christendom, Renaissance Some people were talking about the temple and the fine stones and votive offerings with which it was adorned. He said, ‘Those things you are gazing at – the time will come when...

Charters and conventions

Miles Glendinning

Miles Glendinning is Professor of Architectural Conservation at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the Scottish Centre for Conservation Studies. He has published extensively on modernist and contemporary architecture and housing: his books include the award-winning Tower Block (with Stefan Muthesius), Modern Architect, on the life and times of Sir Robert Matthew, and Architecture’s Evil Empire, a polemical evaluation of contemporary ‘iconic modernism’. His current research projects include an in-depth investigation of mass housing in Hong Kong and Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation : Antiquity to modernity

Routledge, 2013

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... Charters and conventions The internationalisation of heritage, 1945–89 Safeguarding an architectural heritage is generally considered one of the fruits of Western civilization. It has emerged from the Western view of history, from...