Heritage at the Periphery; the York Street vaults, the Roman baths, bath.
In: Morrow, R. and Abdelmonem, M. ed, eds.
Routledge, pp. 129-141.
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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|
|Deposited On:||07 Nov 2012 17:04|
|Last Modified:||09 Jul 2015 18:58|
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