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Title Architectural Object on an Archaeological Site: The Transformation of an Image during the Restoration Process
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About author Kazaryan, Armen Yurievich — full doctor, member of Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, Russian Academy of Fine Arts, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Vice-Director of the State Institute for Art Studies, Kozitskii per., 5, 125009 Moscow, Russian Federation; Vice-Director of the Research Institute of the Theory and History of Architecture and Town Planning (branch of the Central Institute for Research and Design of the Ministry of Construction of Russian Federation), Dushinskaia Ul., 9, 111024 Moscow, Russian Federation.
In the section Eastern Christian Art DOI10.18688/aa177-2-21
Year 2017 Volume 7 Pages 196204
Type of article RAR Index UDK 719:72; 7.025.21; 7.025.4 Index BBK 85.118.3

 The article analyzes the changes of an image of the monuments of ancient and medieval architecture during conservation or restoration works. Special attention has been paid to the recent condition of the town of Ani (Turkey), the medieval Armenian capital abandoned ages ago. It has been concluded that not only the restoration but sometimes even the conservation of a monument could change its image. Obviously, each case of restoration works needs a philosophical conception in terms of whole town or ensemble. We need a strategy for the protection of Ani, where dozens of ruins and fragments of constructions still remain. This strategy cannot proceed from international legal documents only.

Reference Kazaryan, Armen Yu. Architectural Object on an Archaeological Site: The Transformation of an Image during the Restoration Process. Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art: Collection of articles. Vol. 7. Ed. S. V. Mal’tseva, E. Iu. Staniukovich-Denisova, A. V. Zakharova. — St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Univ. Press, 2017, pp. 196–204. ISSN 2312-2129.
Publication Article language russian
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