Le temps du monument : L'apport d'Aloïs Riegl à une éthique de la transmission

Abstract : In L'homme sans contenu, Giorgio Agamben observes an unprecedented crisis concerning the handing down of posterity. Our museums and art collections simply conceal the possibility that each of us, aesthetes without substance, has noting else to hand down to posterity other than this void and that which hides it. Meanwhile, a " temporary ethic " becomes necessary in order to know how to conserve, and occasionally restore, an architectural monument. It is with this in mind that we propose an analysis of the Culte moderne des monuments, written at the beginning of the 20th century by Aloïs Riegl, viennese historian and theorist. The thesis is made up of two volumes. The first volume includes four parts. In the first part - Acropole. Reflecting on monuments - we examine how monuments were analyzed by Hegel and by other writers and philosophers after Hegel (Schopenhauer, Jünger, Hugo, Alain, Valéry, Gilson). In the second part - Pronaos. The paradoxes inherent in restoration - we compare how, by using paradoxes, Ruskin, Viollet-le-Duc, Boïto and Riegl approached the problem of restoration. In the third part - Cella. An analysis of Denkmalkultus - we do a commentary in which the terminology differs from other French translations on a number of important points. A complex object, the monument is the place where man's temporal experience exists on a multitude of levels. In the fourth part - Agora. The ethics of transmission - we analyze some of the post-Rieglien contributions to the problem of heritage transmissions (S. Agacinski, C. Brandi, R. Debray). The " obligation of conservation " is inseparable from a refusal of the logic of domination as well as from the grip of nostalgia. To conserve, one must create, and at the same time, must be concerned for the world in which we live. The second volume is a bilingual study of the Culte moderne des monuments. Our terminological choices are explained in the introduction.
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Jean-Pierre Marchand. Le temps du monument : L'apport d'Aloïs Riegl à une éthique de la transmission. Philosophie. Université Nancy 2, 2002. Français. ⟨NNT : 2002NAN21027⟩. ⟨tel-01776392⟩

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