9 Restoration Repositioning
Restoration is about keeping faith with another time. In Burgundy, about 100 miles southeast of Paris, is the Château de Guédelon, a project of this century using only the building tools and techniques of the thirteenth century. Cathedral restorations are just as disciplined even if they use modern tools. The aim of both is to assure that any work completed has the spirit and voice of another time. The discipline of keeping a single voice is a skill that may be as important as it is difficult. In China there is an entire village dedicated to making fake stone antiques. Hundreds of miles away other workers are using grinders to produce fake scholarstones. There is a relationship here to restoration but the lineage is skewed and the intent is different.
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