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Bath, city under seige

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Bath, city under seige
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architecture struggling to remain wed to nature
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Polihros
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Susanna
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1956-
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Susanna Polihros
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chair
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Harvey
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Archer St. Clair
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Archer St. Clair Harvey
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2014
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2014-01
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eng
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This thesis examines current historic preservation and conservation efforts for Bath, England’s only complete UNESCO World Heritage city, where urban and commercial development remain a controversial threat. This is best represented by the opposing views of the Bath Preservation Trust and the Bath & North East Somerset Council. While the Trust stands as a supporter of saving Georgian Bath, the Council continues to sacrifice precious greenbelt areas and historic buildings for the purpose of attracting tourists and prospective residents. Both organizations are extensively examined within the course of this thesis with the intention of better comprehending the future of Bath. Although no definite answer can be reached at this point in time, examining social and political issues in this city demonstrates that there is a serious need for legal intervention to prevent further destruction to a past way of life so that the modern world can emerge. To compile such an argument, I begin with a historical overview of the city’s culture and architecture in relationship to the growing presence of tourism, derived from official Bath and UNESCO websites. This establishes a framework for the rest of my argument. I then discuss the unsettled issue of fracking and its impact upon Bath’s architecture, namely the successfully restored Roman Baths. This is juxtaposed to the loss of Bath’s architectural heritage through the creation of SouthGate, a modern shopping mall in the heart of the city. Although SouthGate initially threatened Bath’s UNESCO status, completion of the recent Western Riverside Development will ultimately determine Bath’s final UNESCO standing. Much like the opinions of other authors, I too believe that the city needs to strive for a balance between the past and the modern world to remain functioning. However, this issue is compromised by the insufficient existence and creation of laws meant to monitor activity by developers. Strong government involvement, in addition to public protest and petitions, are needed to discourage the Council from working alongside with developers to erase Bath’s past in the interests of profit. This is exemplified through Beckford’s Tower and the Gasholder. Both buildings serve as a contrast, with the former’s safeguarding and the latter’s destruction, for the completion of the Western Riverside. The feasible goal is attaining a balance between the heritage of a land and modern day pragmatism without diminishing Bath as a living masterpiece by its creators.
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Art History
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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v, 105 p. : ill., map
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M.A.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Susanna Polihros
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Historic sites--England--Bath
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Historic preservation--England--Bath
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Bath (England)--Buildings, structures, etc.
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T31C1V0X
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ETD graduate
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Susanna
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2012-12-03 12:24:05
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I hereby grant to the Rutgers University Libraries and to my school the non-exclusive right to archive, reproduce and distribute my thesis or dissertation, in whole or in part, and/or my abstract, in whole or in part, in and from an electronic format, subject to the release date subsequently stipulated in this submittal form and approved by my school. I represent and stipulate that the thesis or dissertation and its abstract are my original work, that they do not infringe or violate any rights of others, and that I make these grants as the sole owner of the rights to my thesis or dissertation and its abstract. I represent that I have obtained written permissions, when necessary, from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis or dissertation and will supply copies of such upon request by my school. I acknowledge that RU ETD and my school will not distribute my thesis or dissertation or its abstract if, in their reasonable judgment, they believe all such rights have not been secured. I acknowledge that I retain ownership rights to the copyright of my work. I also retain the right to use all or part of this thesis or dissertation in future works, such as articles or books.
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