The Urban Book Series

Heterotopia and Heritage Preservation

The Heterotopic Tool as a Means of Heritage Assessment

Authors: Spanu, Smaranda

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  • Offers a practical perspective on an otherwise traditionally theoretical discussion (heterotopian studies)
  • Presents a new method for analyzing heritage preservation, heritage values and the intervention on the built heritage
  • Interdisciplinary appeal
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This book approaches the field of built heritage and its practices by employing the concept of heterotopia, established by the French philosopher Michel Foucault. The fundamental understandings of heritage, its evolution and practices all reveal intrinsic heterotopic features (the mirror function, its utopic drive, and its enclave-like nature). The book draws on previous interpretations of heterotopia and argues for a reading of heritage as heterotopia, considering various heritage mechanisms – heritage selection, conservation and protection practices, and heritage as mnemonic device – in this regard. Reworking the six heterotopic principles, an analysis grid is designed and applied to various built heritage spaces (vernacular, religious architecture, urban 19th century ensembles). Guided through this theoretical itinerary, the reader will rediscover the heterotopic lens as a minor, yet promising, Foucauldian device that allows for a better understanding of heritage and its everyday practices.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18259-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18258-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Heterotopia and Heritage Preservation
Book Subtitle
The Heterotopic Tool as a Means of Heritage Assessment
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18259-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18259-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18258-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 483
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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