Synopses & Reviews
"[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.
"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.
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-231) and index.
About the Author
Ted J. Ligibel, PhD, is director of Eastern Michigan University"s historic preservation programs and an advisor emeritus to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. He currently serves as chair of the National Council for Preservation Education.Ilene R. Tylerlives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Norman R. Tyler, AICP, is director of the urban and regional planning program at Eastern Michigan University, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a registered architect. He serves on the board of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and has taught at the University of Michigan and Penn State University.