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Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice
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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.
Book News Annotation:
In non-technical language, architect Tyler (historic preservation, Eastern Michigan U.) explains the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, establishing a historical district, sensitive architectural design and planning, technology, and economics. He illustrates many of the terms in the glossary, but does not indicate how to pronounce them. The 1994 edition was titled Issues in Historic Preservation.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The classic primer on the subject, revised to reflect the latest developments in theory and practice.
Historic Preservation surveys the concepts, techniques, and procedures for preserving our architectural and cultural heritage. Every chapter has been updated, and new chapters address the relevance of sustainability, "green" architecture, and heritage tourism to historic preservation. More than eighty-five new graphics and photographs enhance the text. 91 line drawings, 69 black-and-white photographs.
"Historic Preservation is the only book that covers the gamut of preservation issues in layman's language: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, establishing a historic district, sensitive architectural design and planning, preservation technology, and the economics of building rehabilitation, plus a survey of architectural styles and an extensive list of preservation resources. It is an ideal introduction to the field for students and homeowners, local officials, and community leaders."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-231) and index.
About the Author
Norman Tyler and Ilene R. Tyler live in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Ted J. Ligibel lives in Lambertville, Michigan.
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