Overview:Heritage on the Make: Assembling Chicago's Architectural Past (and Future) - How has a single city, Chicago, evolved a pattern of urban redevelopment that in most cases favors the demolition of existing structures and in far fewer situations, and this book's focus, their retention? The professional literature of historic preservation sees mostly missed opportunity, as the popular and ever-changing fashions of architectural boosterism create serial ephemeral celebrations of the 'new'.This book argues that the play of building fabric conservation (retrospective) and design projection (prospective) animates not just this city's architecture, but moreover is at the core of a discursive and material construction of the modern architectural heritage. Chicago's decidedly, and self-consciously, future-orientation, while distinct from other cities, was linked to them through common intellectual concerns expressed through architectural and social theory, specifically that dealing with memorialization and modernization. Chicago is case study and exemplar.The unique contribution to the study of Chicago's architecture - monumental and vernacular - is that the book approaches it as an often consciously aware enactment of 'heritage,' where this term is defined as the contemporary and anticipated use of the past. This is done in both the obvious use of the proposition, but also by seeing architecture (building) as an intended legacy. Historic preservation efforts are important to the narrative, but equally significant are the thoughts and actions of those who polemically sought a break from the past, even as they foresaw their own breaks as a future inheritance to an anticipated audience.The descriptions and analyses developed elucidate a network of decisions, fateful occurrences, and pure serendipity in the play of persons and things that have led to the present state of affairs in one city. It is a narrative that is generous in it details, nuanced in its interpretations, and provocative in its conclusions. It argues that neither traditional appeals to group identity nor functional explanations of social or economic betterment, alone is adequate. In this effort to recognize economic and material factors while still appreciating the importance of cultural, aesthetic and discursive practices, the argument of the book fully engages some of the main discussions of contemporary urban studies.
This book is on page /0fb06c92acf561788291222b8bb2eff7/book/1603726843-9781409452195. It was written by the following authors: Christopher Koziol. Book Heritage on the Make: Assembling Chicago's Architectural Past (and Future), which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Photography, Language, Reference, Fashion, Art. The book was published on 2017-09-28 00:00:00. It has 220 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight g. File for download Heritage on the Make: Assembling Chicago's Architectural Past (and Future) has PDF format and is called heritage-on-the-make-assembling-chicagos-architectural-past-and-future.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our poumm.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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