|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication|
|Publisher||Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Sep 2015|
|Event||Sharing Cultures 2015: The 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage - Lagos, Portugal|
Duration: 21 Sep 2015 → …
|Conference||Sharing Cultures 2015: The 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage|
|Period||21/09/15 → …|
- lebanese architecture
- cultural identity
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An Approach to an "Authentic Lebanese Architecture". / Yassine, Nariz al Shanty; Russell, Jenny.Unknown Host Publication. Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, 2015. p. 407-416.
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PY - 2015/9/21
Y1 - 2015/9/21
N2 - The competing aims and values of a multi-cultural Lebanese society comprising of seventeen conflicting religious sects, led to disunity in any sense of national identity, and hence conflict in national architectural identity. This resulted in a polluted and biased canon of authentic "Leba-nese architecture" which presented this concept as dialectic and controversial between the con-flicting groups. Authentic architecture is the socio-cultural interaction that is focussed on the creation of a local identity (Niskasaari, 2008) that reflects social norms, values and beliefs. This paper inves-tigates if, despite a polluted canon, authenticity exists in Lebanese architectural styles. It will present an approach to define a new canon of authentic "Lebanese architecture" by investigating the opinions of the marginal cultures, as opposed to the views of the associate professions, in order to consider an unpoliticized view of architectural identity and to achieve an agreeable Le-banese style which may be sustained for future generations.
AB - The competing aims and values of a multi-cultural Lebanese society comprising of seventeen conflicting religious sects, led to disunity in any sense of national identity, and hence conflict in national architectural identity. This resulted in a polluted and biased canon of authentic "Leba-nese architecture" which presented this concept as dialectic and controversial between the con-flicting groups. Authentic architecture is the socio-cultural interaction that is focussed on the creation of a local identity (Niskasaari, 2008) that reflects social norms, values and beliefs. This paper inves-tigates if, despite a polluted canon, authenticity exists in Lebanese architectural styles. It will present an approach to define a new canon of authentic "Lebanese architecture" by investigating the opinions of the marginal cultures, as opposed to the views of the associate professions, in order to consider an unpoliticized view of architectural identity and to achieve an agreeable Le-banese style which may be sustained for future generations.
KW - lebanese architecture
KW - cultural identity
KW - authenticity
M3 - Conference contribution
SN - 978-989-8734-08-2
SP - 407
EP - 416
BT - Unknown Host Publication
PB - Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
T2 - Sharing Cultures 2015: The 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage
Y2 - 21 September 2015