The postwar period has witnessed the worldwide spread of various currents of thought that seem to adjust people’s way
of living to new socio- economic conditions, and to criticize the consequences of industrialization, of urbanization on a
massive scale, of progress at all costs, and of the consumer society. Whether extreme or moderate, these ideologies
have helped to make people aware of certain human values that merited preservation. These things of value include the
architectural, artistic or simply material remains that our predecessors have bequeathed us.