A Shared Global Heritage: Architectural History, Conservation, and Preservation

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Author(s) 

Barbara Faedda Ph.D.

Editor(s) 

Barbara Faedda Ph.D.

Publisher 

The Italian Academy

Year 

2023

Eight studies by the winners of the Weinberg Fellowship in architectural history and preservation on issues in the field of architectural heritage. This book draws attention to new methods of preservation, conservation, and reconstruction in these times of danger and risk. It also offers fresh interpretations of little-known buildings and problems.

The Weinberg Fellowships are designed to support the understanding and conservation of architecture of all geographic areas and periods; in this volume, the Fellows deal with buildings not only in Italy, but also in Algeria, Croatia, Iraq, Turkey, and the U.S. Readers will also find important new assessments of environmental circumstances and constraints ranging from slums to the effects of earthquakes and the promise of national parks.

The Sidney J. Weinberg Jr. Foundation is an independent foundation in New York that supports health, science, the arts, and educational institutions.

The Weinberg Fellowships and this book have been developed in conjunction with the International Observatory for Cultural Heritage at the Italian Academy, which sponsors and encourages research on monuments, artifacts, and traditions. For a list of all past and current Weinberg Fellows, see here.

Contents

Preface · David Freedberg

Introduction · Barbara Faedda

THE CAMERA AND THE BULLDOZER: Fugitive Landscapes and the Architecture of Destruction in Algiers
Sheila Crane, University of Virginia

RIGHT(S) TO ISTANBUL’S HAGIA SOPHIA: Rethinking Heritage as “Commons”
Pınar Aykaç, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

CAPTURING THE PAST THROUGH THE CAMERA LENS: Hadrian’s Villa Between Scientific Documentation and Nascent Cultural Industry
Cristina Ruggero, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

MEMORY AND THE SENSE OF HERITAGE IN IRAQ: A Century of Contemporary Iraqi Art and Architecture
Sahar Al-Qaisi, Koya University

BETWEEN SAFETY AND PRESERVATION OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE IN EARTHQUAKE-PRONE REGIONS
Gianmarco de Felice, Roma Tre University

THE URBAN HERITAGE OF THE MODERNIST CITTÀ DI FONDAZIONE ON THE CROATIAN MEDITERRANEAN
Alen Žunić, University of Zagreb

THE “GRANT” BEFORE THE “PARK”: The Beginnings of Protecting Natural Areas
Denise La Monica, Independent Scholar

CRAFTED IDENTITIES; Renaissance Verona as a Case Study
Francesco Marcorin, Palladio Museum, Vicenza