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By Michael Falser, Monica Juneja

ISBN-10: 3642358691

ISBN-13: 9783642358692

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ISBN-13: 9783642358708

This e-book investigates what has constituted notions of "archaeological background" from colonial occasions to the current. It contains case reports of web sites in South and Southeast Asia with a different specialize in Angkor, Cambodia. The contributions, the themes of which variety from architectural and highbrow historical past to ancient protection and recovery, evaluation ancient methods spanning centuries which observed the mind's eye and construction of "dead archaeological ruins" through usually overlooking residing neighborhood, social, and formality sorts of utilization on web site.

Case stories from computational modelling in archaeology talk about a similar paradigmatic switch from an insignificant simulation of supposedly useless archaeological development fabric to an expanding appreciation and clinical incorporation of the information of neighborhood stakeholders. This e-book seeks to carry those assorted methods from the arts and engineering sciences right into a trans-disciplinary discussion.

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4 Fatehpur Sikri in the 1860s. Mughal monuments provided the rationale for departing from preservation norms established in Britain in the second half of the nineteenth century. Photograph taken by Samuel Bourne of the famous photographic studio Bourne & Shepherd in colonial India. (RIBA Library Photographs Collection) government’s duty to preserve and maintain India’s architectural heritage. The ready use of religious-sectarian categories to define and classify architectural typologies is as evident as in Curzon’s own programmatic speeches on the role of the colonial state in preserving India’s monuments.

12 Historians such as Peter Fritzsche and David Lowenthal have very skilfully conceptualized the renegotiating of the relationship between past and present in European culture after the French Revolution (Fritzsche 2004; Lowenthal 1985). 13 Editor’s note: Whereas Sengupta’s essay analyses a prescriptive colonial text in from of a manual to transform (translate) Indian sites into heritage sites under colonial rule, the contribution of Weiler in this volume discusses the ‘archaeologizing’ transformation (translation) of the same sites into ‘picturesque texts’ through the medium of photography.

While not unchallenged, the conservation movement began to exercise increasing influence on prominent architectural and antiquarian bodies of Victorian England, such as the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In 1877 at William Morris’s initiative the movement got its own learned society, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, also known as the Anti-Scrape Society. 10 In the manifesto of the SPAB, written by William Morris, he made a plea to the architects of the day who were wedded to the principle of restoration: [.

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