Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816650989
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction The Challenges of Cultural Landscape for Preservation Richard Longstreth Longstreth, Richard 1

Pt. I Interpreting Landscape

1 Landscape Preservation and Cultural Geography Julie Riesenweber Riesenweber, Julie 23

2 The Politics of Preservation: Power, Memory, and Identity in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo Hillary Jenks Jenks, Hillary 35

3 Cross-Bronx: The Urban Expressway as Cultural Landscape Michael Caratzas Caratzas, Michael 55

4 The American Summer Youth Camp as a Cultural Landscape Courtney P. Fint Fint, Courtney P. 73

5 Wild Lands and Wonders: Preserving Nature and Culture in National Parks Bonnie Stepenoff Stepenoff, Bonnie 91

Pt. II Balancing Change and Continuity

6 Mediating Ecology and History: Rehabilitation of Vegetation in Oklahoma's Platt Historic District Heidi Hohmann Hohmann, Heidi 109

7 A Continuum and Process Framework for Rural Historic Landscape Preservation: Revisiting Ebey's Landing on Whidby Island, Washington Nancy D. Rottle Rottle, Nancy D. 129

8 Natural and Cultural Resources: The Protection of Vernacular Landscapes Susan Calafate Boyle Boyle, Susan Calafate 150

9 Cultural Landscapes: Venues for Community-based Conservation Susan Buggey Buggey, Susan Nora Mitchell Mitchell, Nora 164

10 Management for Cultural Landscape Preservation: Insights from Australia Randall Mason Mason, Randall 180

11 Are We There Yet? Travels and Tribulations in the Cultural Landscape Robert Z. Melnick Melnick, Robert Z. 197

Index 213

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