Readings in Historic Preservation: Why? What? How?

1st Edition

Jr. Williams

Published February 15, 1983
Reference - 314 Pages
ISBN 9780882850764 - CAT# Y344095

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The readings in this book on the where, why, and how of historic preser­vation provide a broad overview of the field as well as a detailed scrutiny of the principal issues facing preservation today. This volume is intended to give those dealing with historic preservation the necessary substantive background to understand and solve the problems that arise in preservation programs.Sections include readings on:
  • The forerunners of the modern preservation movement
  • Criteria for landmark designation methods
  • Issues of architectural conformity
  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Area planning
  • Displacement
This landmark anthology brings together selections which range from Nantucket to Texas, Beacon Hill to Tombstone, Arizona. It covers topics from inner-city revitalization to preserving adobe structures to sample his­toric district zoning ordinances. Authors represented include Ada Louise Huxtable, Paul Goldberger, Kevin Lynch, James Marston Fitch, Charles Hosmer, and many other experts in the field.The book is must reading in courses on historic preservation and for plan­ners, attorneys, public officials, and the interested public.

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