Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (Second Edition)

Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (Second Edition)

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by Norman Tyler, Ted J. Ligibel, Ilene R. Tyler
     
 

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Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability.

This is the only book to cover the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation

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Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability.

This is the only book to cover 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, sensitive architectural designs and planning, preservation technology, and heritage tourism, plus a survey of architectural styles. It is an ideal introduction to the field for students, historians, preservationists, property owners, local officials, and community leaders. Updated throughout, this revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
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 . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Midwest Book Review
“Libraries strong in architecture and historic preservation will find the second updated edition of Historic Preservation a winner.”
Civil Engineering
Historic Preservation is a book that, in being named after its subject, invites high expectations and meets them all.”
Colonial Latin American Historical Review
“This book is recommended to students, planners, and citizens interested in the preservation and protection of our local, regional, and national patrimony.”
Old Mill News
“[T]he classic textbook for the field.”
The New England Antiques Journal
“[A] thorough introduction to the sometimes complicated subject of historic preservation….clear and concise…Current with today’s issues.”
Preservation Education & Research
“[I]ndispensable….the authors and the book’s editorial advisors accomplish what no others have to date. This is the intellectually accessible basic textbook—that Preservation 101 we all have been seeking. It is useful as a basic reader in the undergraduate classroom, serves as a quick reference for graduate students…and provides information for professionals in foreign countries on how preservation is practiced in the United States. It can also be dipped into as needed by preservation volunteers who, after all, form the backbone of American preservation on a community level.”
Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation
“[D]eserves a place in the home of anyone interested in the activities of preservation….If we could have only one book on the practice of historic preservation, this may well be that book.”
Paul Hardin Kapp - Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society
“…an impressive textbook…As someone who teaches historic preservation theory to architects, I am looking forward to using Historic Preservation as one of my textbooks next year. I will also recommend this book to anyone interested in historic preservation. Local government officials, historic district commissioners and even owners of historic buildings can all benefit from reading this book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393075595
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/04/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,018,318
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Norman Tyler, FAICP, is faculty and former director of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Michigan University. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Penn State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered architect. He has served on the board of the Michigan Association of Planning, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and a founding member of the Ann Arbor Preservation Alliance.
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. Tyler, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP is an architect with special expertise in historic preservation technology. As Director of Preservation in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects from 1986 to 2014, Ms. Tyler managed the restoration of numerous landmark public buildings and produced many reports documenting historic structures and sites. Since 1998, she has been an adjunct lecturer in the Historic Preservation Program at Eastern Michigan University.

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