Versão em português
Conservar Património,
n.º 25, 2017,
pp. 37-41

 

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Two historical disasters: the Great Fire of London and the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake - repercussions in the Artistic Heritage and attitudes of rehabilitation

Madalena Costa Lima1,2,3,*, Maria João Baptista Neto1

1 ARTIS – Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, Alameda da Universidade 1600-214 Lisboa, Portugal

2 Centro de Literaturas e Culturas Lusófonas e Europeias da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (CLEPUL-FLUL), Alameda da Universidade 1600-214 Lisboa, Portugal

3 Cátedra Infante Dom Henrique de Estudos Insulares e da Globalização – Universidade Aberta (CIDH-UAb), Rua da Escola Politécnica, 141, 1269-001 Lisboa, Portugal

* madalena.costalima@gmail.com

Abstract

The disasters with the most destructive impact, namely on edified heritage that occurred in Europe during the Modern Era took place in London and Lisbon, with the Great Fire of 1666 and the Great Earthquake of 1755. The different political and cultural circumstances of those capitals and corresponding kingdoms where translated in distinct forms of reconstructing the two cities. Notwithstanding the dissimilar options taken on the urban level, the concerns and precepts of prevention evidenced on the rebuilding of both, as well as the practices of demolishing, reuse or repair the patrimony that survived the catastrophes where common. In this article, we look at the decisions taken in the panorama of the two rehabilitations, and the various shades of sensibility or awareness toward heritage demonstrated then.

Keywords

Architectural Heritage; Demolish; Reuse; Repair; Rebuild

Language

Portuguese

Original title

Duas catástrofes históricas: o Grande Incêndio de Londres e o Terramoto de Lisboa de 1755 - efeitos no Património Artístico e atitudes de recuperação

DOI

10.14568/cp2016047

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Stable url: http://dx.doi.org/10.14568/cp2016047


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