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Originality and Authenticity in the Post-War Reconstruction of Britain

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... originality and authenticity, and this is most clearly seen in approaches to bombed churches (Larkham 2010), the replication of damaged or destroyed forms was very rare. There was a limited use of fragments and architectural salvage,...

Conclusions, Guidelines and Looking Forward

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John Bold is Reader in Architecture at the University of Westminster, UK and a consultant to the Council of Europe on cultural heritage. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Pickard

Robert Pickard is Emeritus Professor in Heritage Conservation at Northumbria University, UK, and a consultant to the Council of Europe on cultural heritage. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Peter J. Larkham

Peter J. Larkham

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Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...There are right and wrong ways of carrying out building works but the question of how to reconstruct buildings or areas after disaster, whether man-made or natural, is not capable of a simple, binary answer. Although we live in a period...

Dutch Reconstructed Monuments in Review

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... of all twenty-five sculptures on the main façade was executed by the local sculptors Philip ten Klooster, Peter de Jong and Hansje den Hollander (Sijnke 2009: 20). Similar considerations had guided the design of the new additions, which were...

The Town Reassembled: Authenticity and Transformation in Kiruna, Sweden

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...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...

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

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...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...

Historic Buildings Preservation and Public Opinion in England

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... around the concept of townscape, these studies sought to transform meaningless urban muddle into meaningful compositions, living environments for human beings (for example, Sharp 1946, Gibberd 1953, Cullen 1961). Peter Larkham has demonstrated...

Reconstruction in South-East Europe and Georgia: An Architect’s Perspective – Scale, Materials and Appearances

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction Under the ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance (the Burra Charter, 2013), ‘reconstruction’ involves returning a place to a known earlier state and is distinguished from restoration...

Traditional Rebuilding in Germany after the Second World War

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The German-initiated Second World War left the centres of the majority of German cities largely or all but entirely destroyed. What was to be done with them? Take the destruction as an opportunity or even as manifest destiny and build new...

The Reconstruction of France in the Twentieth Century Following Two World Wars: A Political or Technical Challenge?

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Twice in the twentieth century, in 1914–18 and 1939–45, France was laid waste by the military operations that took place across its territory on land and in the air. Once peace was restored each time, twenty years apart, the restoration...

The Future of Post-Civil War Reconstruction: Lessons from Spain

Authentic Reconstruction : Authenticity, Architecture and the Built Heritage

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The main lesson one may draw from the case of contemporary Spain with regard to post-war reconstruction is the long-term, deep challenges posed by a civil war followed by an exclusionary regime, which not only exerted physical...