Life after death: when extreme events lead to the destruction of buildings, how does the embedded symbolism and meaning live on?

Ford, Ashley (2009) Life after death: when extreme events lead to the destruction of buildings, how does the embedded symbolism and meaning live on? MA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

[img] PDF
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (29MB)

    Abstract

    When a building of great social symbolism is abruptly erased, what happens to it's legacy? The effects its dissolution has on society and the reactions that ensue are varied and interesting. This paper seeks to discover how and why a building's aura can live on in the wake of its absence. The phenomenon will be explored by tracing the legacies of three significant buildings. This serves to provide an understanding of the trends and differences of evolving presence. Fundamentally, it will discuss if reaction to demise can increase a legacy's prominence as a result.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > Portsmouth School of Architecture
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/706

    Actions (login required)

    View Item

    Document Downloads

    More statistics for this item...