Tradition and historicism in the remodelling of Tate Britain

Frost, Christian W. (2016) Tradition and historicism in the remodelling of Tate Britain. In: The Living Tradition of Architecture. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxford, UK, pp. 247-263. ISBN 9781138640481

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Since the late 1870s when the first legal moves were made to protect Britain’s built heritage many buildings and monuments have been set aside for special treatment. The system, devised to monitor and assess eligibility for this protection determines a hierarchy of value but is limited by the fact that it places buildings from radically different eras in one classification system. Using the example of Caruso St John’s recent work to the Tate Britain Gallery in London, this chapter questions the current rules that determine the way architectural heritage is protected and adapted, suggesting that more flexibility should be afforded to architectural work undertaken on existing listed structures.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tate Britain Gallery (London, England); architecture; architectural heritage
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 190 Modern western philosophy
600 Technology > 690 Buildings
700 The arts; fine & decorative arts > 720 Architecture
900 History & geography > 940 History of Europe
Department: The School of Art, Architecture and Design
Depositing User: Christian Frost
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 15:08
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2020 15:08


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