Neglect of Significant World Heritage - Villa D'Elbeuf Portici Italy

Author(s): Jessica Mondo

Year: 2015


This paper is meant to clarify some of the layers to the source of NeoClassicism from the beginning to the first half of the 18th century. The unknown Villa D'Elbeuf, next to Herculaneum, in southern Italy was the museum of the imagery for the ideals of NeoClassicism. Before being the Herculaneum Museum it was lived in and visited by many of the key aristocracy, literary, architectural and artistic global leaders of the NeoClassical era. The site of Villa D'Elbeuf in Portici is the termination point for the first Italian railway line. It has stood through two world wars. It has been abandoned several times, neglected and salvaged for materials. Its prominence and style still stand and face on the Granatello Port in Portici. It embodies key elements to make it a site of global significance - a place that all in the world can find a connection to their own heritage. At present, it's neglect of not being further conserved and preserved shows that the politics and finance in the community are not interested in connecting with the broader global world. Just as the villa's past was politically fused it's present is too but in the form neglect and indifference.

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Neglect of Significant World Heritage - Villa D'Elbeuf Portici Italy. Jessica Mondo. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397355)

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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;