No Victorian Disneyland. Bruges, the Past in the Present
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No Victorian Disneyland. Bruges, the Past in the Present

(Lori van Biervliet) The Low Countries - 2002, № 10, pp. 187-195

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In 1998 Bruges was named European City of Culture 2002. The city had of course been chosen for its image as a model mediaeval city of monuments and museums. However, the selectors had also looked for evidence of a dynamic society, and that was evident in the programme for Bruges 2002 and a whole series of related building projects. The author defends the impugned authenticity (Gothic and neo-Gothic!) of Bruges' architecture and ventures beyond the city walls, where examples of more modern architecture can be found

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