The Idea of Heritage
La Notion de patrimoine
This reference book for university students, professionals and amateurs, describes the emergence of the idea of ‘heritage’ through religious convictions, family groups, political power, national identity, scientific research and administrative procedures.
Jean-Pierre Babelon was director of the Museum and Royal Castle of Versailles. André Chastel taught history of art at the Sorbonne and the « Collège de France » and was a member of the « Institut ».
"This brief but fundamental text, written 15 years ago, is still as valid and enlightening as ever." Connaissance des Arts