via Phys.org, 1 August 2022: A new book edited by Silva et al. looks at the cultural landscape approach to heritage conservation, with case studies from Bagan and George Town. You can get a copy through my Amazon link here.
It has been a generation now. Long enough, Kapila Silva believes, to pronounce the “cultural landscape” approach, the broad-minded historic preservation efforts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, a success.
That is the bottom line of the wide-ranging new book co-edited by the University of Kansas professor of architecture, titled “The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Heritage in The Asia-Pacific.”
The book’s introduction, written by Silva and his Australian heritage expert co-editors/writers Ken Taylor and David S. Jones, traces the “cultural landscape” movement back to a 1972 UNESCO Convention that established the concept of World Heritage Sites.