Rewriting History on the Façade of Saint-Denis

Thompson, Sarah (2021) Rewriting History on the Façade of Saint-Denis. In: La città palinsesto. Tracce, sguardi e narrazioni sulla complessità dei contesti urbani storici. 1: Memorie, storie, immagini. Storia e iconografia dell’architettura, delle città e dei siti europei (6/I). FedOA-Federico II University Press, Napoli, pp. 1395-1401. ISBN 978-88-99930-06-6

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In 2015, the French Ministry of Culture unveiled the western façade of the basilica of Saint-Denis restored to its appearance during the era of François Debret, site architect from 1813 to 1846. Renewing Debret’s version of the façade revives his concept of Saint-Denis as an expression of unified French history. This reinscription of a specific version of heritage on the façade is significant given current attempts to revitalize the diverse commune of Saint-Denis via tourism in an era of debated French identity.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Nella sezione: "Arte in facciata: le decorazioni pittoriche e scultoree nei processi di trasformazione urbana ed architettonica".
Uncontrolled Keywords: Saint-Denis, Façade, Restoration
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Depositing User: dr Vincenzo De Luise
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2021 15:10
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2021 15:10


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