Heritage at the Periphery; the York Street vaults, the Roman baths, bath

Littlefield, D. (2012) Heritage at the Periphery; the York Street vaults, the Roman baths, bath. In: Morrow, R. and Abdelmonem, M. ed, eds. (2012) Peripheries. Routledge, pp. 129-141. ISBN 9780415640305

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Abstract

The York Street vaults form the southern periphery of the Roman Baths, located within the wider World Heritage Site of the city of Bath itself. A long-term study of these vaults have highlighted tensions within contemporary notions of heritage and authenticity; further, the use of art-based practices focusing on light installation and film have attempted to re-present these spaces. The study also explores “symmetrical archaeology” (the notion that the past and present co-exist in a complex but equal relationship) and considers “essentialism” - the manner in which inanimate objects/spaces can be invested with meaning and invisible qualities.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:heritage, periphery, film, installation, essence, authenticity, light, art practice, Roman, tourism, place
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
ID Code:17648
Deposited By: D. Littlefield
Deposited On:07 Nov 2012 17:04
Last Modified:07 Nov 2013 19:48

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