Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions

Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions

by Ken Taylor
     
 

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New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic multifaceted approach to conservation. It builds on the premise that a

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New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic multifaceted approach to conservation. It builds on the premise that a successful approach to urban and cultural landscape conservation recognizes cultural as well as natural values, sustains traditional connections to place, and engages people in stewardship where they live and work. It brings together academics within the humanities and humanistic social sciences, conservation and preservation professionals, practitioners, and stakeholders to rethink the meaning and practice of cultural heritage conservation, encourage international cooperation, and stimulate collaborative research and scholarship.

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"The conservation of cultural landscapes and towns becomes ever more difficult in the face of major global threats and the increase in interests to be considered. This book will provide the management of such sites with clear priorities and a range of fascinating case-studies to negotiate a successful future."Peter Howard, Bournemouth University, UK

"This is the most comprehensive study of cultural landscapes published to date. The editors have succeeded in bringing together a stellar list of contributors. Those interested in cultural landscapes, how the concept has evolved around the world, and the complex challenges that now define their preservation will find much of interest in this field defining publication." – Tim Winter, Deakin University, Australia

"This book is an excellent snapshot of where cultural landscapes are today. It is a delight to have large living and lived-in landscapes with their complex values and multiple challenges addressed within the context of heritage."Susan Buggey, University of Montreal, Canada

"Conserving Cultural Landscapes is serious business, and this book will help raise appropriate consciousness for this concern. [Summing Up: Recommended. For interested readers at all levels.]" - J. S. Wood, University of Baltimore, CHOICE review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415744058
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/31/2014
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Taylor is Professor Emeritus in the Research School of Humanities & Arts at the Australian National University and Visiting Professor in the International Program in Architectural Heritage Management and Tourism, Faculty of Architecture at Silpakorn University, Thailand, and Tongji University, China. He has been a member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes since 2005. Recent publications include Managing Cultural Landscapes (Routledge, 2013) and New Cultural Landscapes (Routledge, 2013).

Archer St. Clair is Director of the Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies at Rutgers, University, USA. She is also a Professor in the Department of Art History, where her research and teaching center on late antiquity. She received her PhD from Princeton University and is active as an archaeologist, serving as Associate Director of the American Academy in Rome/Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma Palatine East Excavation.

Nora J. Mitchell is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Vermont, USA. She is active in international conservation of landscapes with ICOMOS, IUCN, and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre. She is co-author/co-editor of World Heritage Papers 26, World Heritage Cultural Landscapes: A Handbook for Conservation and Management (2009) and The Protected Landscape Approach: Linking Nature, Culture and Community (2005). She worked for the U.S. National Park Service and was the founding director for the Conservation Study Institute and for the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation.

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