Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Architecture - 254 pages
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"[T]he best published overview of historic preservation... I use it as a course text." --Lauren Sickels-Taves, architectural conservator, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Historic Preservation provides a thorough overview of the theory, technique, and procedure for preserving our architectural heritage. The perfect introduction for architecture students, local officials, community leaders, and the interested layperson, it covers preservation philosophy, the history of the movement, the role of national, state, and local government, the designation and documentation of historic structures, establishing a historic district, architectural styles, sensitive architectural design and planning, preservation technology, and the economics of building rehabilitation.
  

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Despite a few ignorant statements, this book provides a comprehensive overview of historic preservation. It is a great reference and starting point for those interested in preservation. Read full review

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Excellent introduction to historic preservation. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
9
Introduction
11
The Preservation Movement In the United States
33
Historic Districts and Ordinances
59
The Legal Basis for Preservation
83
The Documentation and Designation of Individual Historic Properties
93
Architectural Styles
108
Design Issues
139
Preservation Economics
184
Other Preservation Issues
208
Notes
220
Further Reading
228
Preservation Resources
232
Degree Programs in Historic Preservation
240
Architectural Terms
242
Index
247

Preservation Technology
154
Downtown Revitalization
168

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Page 7 - Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone ; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ' ' See, this our fathers did for us.

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About the author (2000)

Norman Tyler , FAICP, is faculty and former director of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Michigan University. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Penn State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered architect. He has served on the board of the Michigan Association of Planning, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and a founding member of the Ann Arbor Preservation Alliance.

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