Friday, July 24, 2020
Congratulations to Dr. AnnaMarie Bliss, PhD, Lecturer in Architecture, who recently published an edited volume with Routledge entitled, Place Meaning and Attachment: Authenticity, Heritage and Preservation.
The book investigates the human nature of seeking place attachment through places, buildings, and objects. Each chapter examines varied relationships between a given society and the meanings formed through myth, symbols, and ideologies manifested through traditional and artifact. Place meaning is explored at multiple scales from object to building, and urban context to region. These studies allow for better understanding of human perception and ultimately methods for historic preservation and enhanced social wellbeing.