MARIAN ARSZYŃSKI, „IDEA – PAMIĘĆ – TROSKA. ROLA ZABYTKÓW W PRZESTRZENI SPOŁECZNEJ I FORMY DZIAŁAŃ NA RZECZ ICH ZACHOWANIA OD STAROŻYTNOŚCI DO POŁOWY XX WIEKU” Wyd. Muzeum Zamku w Malborku, Malbork 2007
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MARIAN ARSZYŃSKI, “IDEA – MEMORY – CARE. THE ROLE OF HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND FORMS OF ACTIVITY FOR THEIR PRESERVATION FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE MIDDLE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY” Wyd. Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, Malbork 2007
Marian Arszyński, an acclaimed historian of art and culture, discusses the progress of conservation reflections and methodology across the ages, together with conservation mechanisms, including those of an organisationallegal and practical nature. In doing so he refers to the views of numerous theoreticians such as E. Viollet-le-Duc A. Riegl, M. Dwořak, P. Edwards, and J. Ruskin. A presentation of the fate of selected examples of monuments originating from assorted historical motifs and parts of the world within their cultural, social, ideological and political context. The author considers the part played by monuments within social space and in a period spanning from antiquity to the middle of the last century, with special attention paid to Italy in the fifteenth-eighteenth century, and various undertakings for the sake of the preservation of monuments, in particular classical ones. The most copious part of the publication deals with the development of methods for the protection and restoration of monuments in Europe from the late eighteenth century to the middle of the last century. In conclusion the author indicates the process of granting conservation a truly scientific form and the academic training of restoration experts and conservators. The titular publication comprises an indispensable source of knowledge for conservation services, employees of schools of higher learning who teach conservators and architects, historians, experts on political studies and culture, sociologists, students as well as all lovers and co-guardians of cultural heritage.