Introduction: Valuing Historic Environments

Lisanne Gibson, John Pendlebury

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    This introduction presents an overview of key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book explores the cultural and historical specificity of heritage. It discusses a variety of cultural landscapes and construct their object landscape' or environment' in different ways. The book discusses the designation and management of monuments, memorials and public art and focuses underscore the social and political affects of heritage. It investigates the ways in which people engage with cultural heritage and landscape. Inevitable debates arise over whether identifying such housing as special' is the imposition of an avant-garde cultural elite on residents and on the public purse. The book presents a long historical perspective over how something that might now seem the bedrock of a particular type of Englishness, the Georgian house, has been perceived in a variety of historically contingent ways.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationValuing Historic Environments
    EditorsLisanne Gibson, John Pendlebury
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Electronic)9781315548449
    ISBN (Print)9780754674245, 9781138257436
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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