Transformations and Redefinitions. Adaptation of Architectural Heritage to a New Function and Preservation of Historical Continuity of the Place Cover Image
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Transformacje i redefinicje. Adaptacja dziedzictwa architektonicznego do nowej funkcji a zachowanie ciągłości historycznej miejsca
Transformations and Redefinitions. Adaptation of Architectural Heritage to a New Function and Preservation of Historical Continuity of the Place

Author(s): Julia Sowińska-Heim
Subject(s): Architecture
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: post-industrial heritage;artistic freedom;adaptation;transformation,revitalization;architectural heritage;redefinition
Summary/Abstract: The author of the present book reveals the importance and complexity of problems and challenges resulting from the introduction of a new function into an architectural object, when the latter constitutes a part of important cultural heritage. The modern phenomenon of adaptation to a new function has been shown on the one hand as a consequence of the shifting perception of heritage and its protection, and on the other – as an important factor stimulating changes, transformations and redefinitions, not only at the level of interfering with the integrity of material substance, but also in reference to the role of heritage in the social and cultural significance of contemporary cities. The scale of this phenomenon and its impact on the current and future appearance of cities, as well as whether or not the next generations will be able to read the original meaning of its architectural heritage, vital both for the city and its culture, makes these issues particularly interesting today.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-440-0
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-439-4
  • Page Count: 335
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish