April 2017 Academic & Specialist University of Minnesota Press

Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving Caitlin Desilvey

Hardback | Jun 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 232pp | 203x127mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$161.99, NZD$194.99
Paperback | Jun 2017 | University of Minnesota Press | 9780816694389 | 232pp | 203x127mm | Out of stock | RFB | AUD$40.99, NZD$47.99

Transporting readers from derelict homesteads to Cold War test sites, Curated Decay presents an unparalleled provocation to conventional thinking on the conservation of cultural heritage. Caitlin DeSilvey proposes rethinking the care of certain vulnerable sites in terms of ecology and entropy, explaining how we must adopt an ethical stance that allows us to collaborate with—rather than defend against—natural processes.