HISP200, Assignment #7

HISP200, Assignment #7 - Matt Hines HISP 200 Assignment #7...

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Matt Hines HISP 200 Assignment #7 After reading the article “The Unreal America” written by Ada Huxtable, I do not agree with her main points. Huxtable believes that the process of “recreating” a historic site is flawed and does not accomplish anything. She goes on to say that the reacreation process only involves what the architect wants the site to resemble and what the architect believed the site was like. However, I believe that the recreation process needs to be taken in context. I think that it is generally understood that since this is a recreation, that it will not completely resemble the historic site. I do not understand what Huxtable means when she discusses a “cutoff” date. She tries to assert that this “cutoff” date does not allow the architect to capture certain components of the historic site. In response, obviously there has to be a cutoff date or the recreation would be a clutter of different eras in society. However, there are a few points in this article that I can agree with. Huxtable says on page 18, “Authentic is the real thing, and a reproduction, by definition,
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