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Espace bâti, urbanisme et patrimoine à Rennes XVIIIe - XXIe siècle : représentations et images

Abstract : This work is a contribution to the numerous publications dealing with reinventing structures and interpreting shapes. Its aim is to understand all the facts and actors who have successively contributed to construct but also sometimes to cancel out the architectural heritage. It deals with town representations because they connect a society with its space, its territorial identification and indeed its own identity. Without drawing up an inventory of Rennes, it is possible to understand why part of the population tend to elevate their city to heritage and why they considered it was essential to protect it against the attacks of time or of human origin. Urban field is an inexhaustible source of observations to be found in tour guides, stories of journeys, letters, pictorial works, photographs, postal card and documents of press. These sources reveal mentalities: they are a means of information for the public and a way of making places familiar to the visitor. Guides and books of journeys show the itineraries and the destinations through which cultures sum up, express, exchange and promote the emblematic signs of their identity and their difference. The pictures, above all, the postcards prove to be rich in information concerning the temporalities, the tastes that have an influence on patrimonial choices, and also about the persons who selected the elements representing the values of the people of Rennes. Correspondence and petitions of the collection of archives, letters from the press, minutes of the sessions of learned societies and those of local associations throw light on the background leading to the birth of the feeling of heritage and its forms of existence
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Sophie Chmura. Espace bâti, urbanisme et patrimoine à Rennes XVIIIe - XXIe siècle : représentations et images. Histoire. Université Rennes 2, 2007. Français. ⟨tel-00189968⟩



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