Authenticity in the Preservation of Historical Wooden Architecture - Problems and Challenges: Case Studies from the American South

1st Edition

Tomasz Tomaszek

CRC Press
Published March 10, 2020
Reference - 146 Pages
ISBN 9780367461638 - CAT# 358249

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Summary

Historical wooden architecture is one of the most unique types of heritage built. Built from organic material, wooden buildings remain in harmony with the natural environment and fascinate future generations with its special charm. Because of its uniqueness, wooden buildings reflect the richness of traditional building solutions developed in different parts of the world. At the same time, this type of building contains the spiritual values ​​that were important to those who built these architectural structures.

The main topics of 'Authenticity in Preserving Historical Wooden Architecture - Problems and Challenges' are:

(i) The method of protection and preservation of wooden buildings as a form of specific historical interpretation;

(ii) The question of reconstruction and translocation of a wooden historical building with regard to the level of authenticity;

(iii) The analysis of the essence of historical changes and the methods for maintaining and displaying wooden structures in relation to the requirements that determine their historical and architectural authenticity.

Showing a variety of aspects of authenticity of wooden buildings, all demonstrated by specific examples (case studies), 'Authenticity in Preserving Historical Wooden Architecture - Problems and Challenges' presents practical implementations of theoretical findings. Hence, the book contributes to the understanding of wooden architectural heritage from a new perspective. The book will be of particular interest to academics and professionals interested in or involved in the preservation of built wooden heritage.