WIT Press


Documents In Stone: At The Interface Of Material History And Conservation

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010571

Volume

55

Pages

5

Published

2001

Size

550 kb

Author(s)

M. Bellomo & S. D'Agostino

Abstract

Our heritage of historical buildings is an archive of the material history of construction and a documentary source for our knowledge of history in general. These concepts force us to question the conservation strategy for our building heritage. This paper proposes some guidelines for the conservation of the historic heritage in line with the theoretical framework we have set out. 1 Monument as document Taking as his starting-point the premises of historical culture, Jacques Le Goff wrote: "the collective memory and its scientific version, history, can be applied to two types of materials: documents and monuments",(Le Goff [1]). Yet already during the 19^ century collections of documents came to be regarded as "monuments". In the prevailing vision of history it becom

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