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Securing the Past
By Paul Eggert

Securing the Past

Conservation in Art, Architecture and Literature

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Securing the Past by Paul Eggert

Book Awards

  • Winner of Society for Textual Scholarship Richard J. Finneran Award 2011.

Book Description

We all have a stake in the past and in its tangible preservation, and we trust professionals to preserve our cultural heritage for the future. However, restoration in all its forms is entangled in many contemporary theoretical debates and problems. This book is the first concerted effort to examine together the linked philosophies of the different arts of preserving and uncovering the past: the restoration of buildings, conservation of works of art, and editing of literary works to retrieve their original or intended texts. By investigating a series of recent crises in each of these areas, Securing the Past shows how their underlying justifications relate closely to one another. Paul Eggert shows how they have been philosophically undermined by postmodern theories and charts another, richer way forward to a new future for the past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521725910
ISBN-10: 0521725917
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Lawrence and Comedy by Paul Eggert Lawrence and Comedy, Paperback (August 2009)

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An investigation of the linked underlying theories behind the different arts and practices of restoring historic objects and texts.

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Author Biography - Paul Eggert

Paul Eggert is Professor of English at the University of New South Wales at ADFA.

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