The Florence Charter: Historic Gardens (1982)

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Preface: The Florence Charter: Historic Gardens was adopted by the ICOMOS-IFLA International Committee for Historic Gardens, Florence, 21 May, 1981, and was adopted by ICOMOS in December 1982.

The Florence Charter sets forth the principles and guidelines for the preservation of historic gardens. The Charter defines historic gardens as architectural compositions and recommends their preservation as living monuments. It outlines strategies for maintenance, conservation, restoration, and reconstruction of gardens, including their plans, vegetation, structural and decorative features, and use of water. It recommends limiting use in order to protect gardens’ fabric and cultural message. It also addresses legal and administrative issues. The Charter was adopted in 1982 as an addendum to the Venice Charter, addressing the needs of a specific class of cultural property.

Category
Charter

Date

1982

Promulgation

The ICOMOS-IFLA International Committee for Historic Gardens, Florence, 21 May, 1981.

Descriptions

  • The Florence Charter sets forth the principles and guidelines for the preservation of historic gardens. The Charter defines historic gardens as architectural compositions and recommends their preservation as living monuments.
  • It outlines strategies for maintenance, conservation, restoration, and reconstruction of gardens, including their plans, vegetation, structural and decorative features, and use of water.
  • It recommends limiting use in order to protect gardens’ fabric and cultural message. It also addresses legal and administrative issues.
  • The Charter was adopted in 1982 as an addendum to the Venice Charter, addressing the needs of a specific class of cultural property.

Source

 http://www.international.icomos.org/charters/gardens_e.pdf

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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