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