Modern Architecture in Historic Cities: Policy, Planning and Building in Contemporary France

1st Edition

Sebastian Loew

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Published September 2, 2003
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780203380222 - CAT# RUE1350

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Modern Architecture in Historic Cities illustrates why France has been so successful in combining conservation and modernity, and points to important lessons for other countries which can be drawn from the French experience.

Beginning with an empirical review of particular events which have affected attitudes towards heritage in France, this book highlights the continuity in French thinking and the longstanding role of the French government as patron and leader. Planning, conservation and design control legislation are examined, highlighting the range of instruments available to government in order to influence results and enhance the role of the architectural profession.

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