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dc.contributor.authorDeSilvey, CO
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-13T08:30:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-04-01
dc.description.abstractBook abstract: Transporting readers from derelict homesteads to imperiled harbors, postindustrial ruins to Cold War test sites, Curated Decay presents an unparalleled provocation to conventional thinking on the conservation of cultural heritage. Caitlin DeSilvey proposes rethinking the care of certain vulnerable sites in terms of ecology and entropy, and explains how we must adopt an ethical stance that allows us to collaborate with—rather than defend against—natural processes. Curated Decay chronicles DeSilvey’s travels to places where experiments in curated ruination and creative collapse are under way, or under consideration. It uses case studies from the United States, Europe, and elsewhere to explore how objects and structures produce meaning not only in their preservation and persistence, but also in their decay and disintegration. Through accessible and engaging discussion of specific places and their stories, it traces how cultural memory is generated in encounters with ephemeral artifacts and architectures. An interdisciplinary reframing of the concept of the ruin that combines historical and philosophical depth with attentive storytelling, Curated Decay represents the first attempt to apply new theories of materiality and ecology to the concerns of critical heritage studies.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationIn: Curated Decay - Heritage Beyond Saving, by Cailtlin DeSilvey, chapter 1, pp. 1-21en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/37065
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Minnesota Pressen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/curated-decayen_GB
dc.rightsCopyright © 2017 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.en_GB
dc.titlePostpreservation: looking past lossen_GB
dc.typeBook chapteren_GB
dc.date.available2019-05-13T08:30:51Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-8166-9438-9
exeter.place-of-publicationMinneapolis
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