Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

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by Richard Longstreth
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0816650985

ISBN-13: 9780816650989

Pub. Date: 04/22/2008

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies

Overview

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816650989
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction: The Challenges of Cultural Landscape for Preservation   Richard Longstreth     1
Interpreting Landscape
Landscape Preservation and Cultural Geography   Julie Riesenweber     23
The Politics of Preservation: Power, Memory, and Identity in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo   Hillary Jenks     35
Cross-Bronx: The Urban Expressway as Cultural Landscape   Michael Caratzas     55
The American Summer Youth Camp as a Cultural Landscape   Courtney P. Fint     73
Wild Lands and Wonders: Preserving Nature and Culture in National Parks   Bonnie Stepenoff     91
Balancing Change and Continuity
Mediating Ecology and History: Rehabilitation of Vegetation in Oklahoma's Platt Historic District   Heidi Hohmann     109
A Continuum and Process Framework for Rural Historic Landscape Preservation: Revisiting Ebey's Landing on Whidby Island, Washington   Nancy D. Rottle     129
Natural and Cultural Resources: The Protection of Vernacular Landscapes   Susan Calafate Boyle     150
Cultural Landscapes: Venues for Community-based Conservation   Susan Buggey   Nora Mitchell     164
Management for Cultural Landscape Preservation: Insights from Australia   Randall Mason     180
AreWe There Yet? Travels and Tribulations in the Cultural Landscape   Robert Z. Melnick     197
Contributors     211
Index     213

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