Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America / Edition 3by William J. Murtagh
Pub. Date: 08/26/2005
The historic preservation movement has had a huge influence on America's built landscape for the past thirty years. Discover the cornerstone primer on the topic Keeping Time. This edition features a wealth of new material, including new chapters on preservation values in oral-based cultures, international preservation, and future developments in the field.… See more details below
The historic preservation movement has had a huge influence on America's built landscape for the past thirty years. Discover the cornerstone primer on the topic Keeping Time. This edition features a wealth of new material, including new chapters on preservation values in oral-based cultures, international preservation, and future developments in the field. In addition, you'll find a clear, concise survey of preservation movement s history, complete with:
• Helpful coverage of the theory and practice driving the movement.
• Expanded material on landscape preservation.
• New information on scientific conservation, cultural corridors, and historic tourism. Numerous informative photographs illustrating the book's content. Order your copy of this fundamental volume for tomorrow's historic preservationists today.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Previous Edition.
Chapter 1. The Language of Preservation.
Chapter 2. The Preservation Movement and the Private Citizen Before World War II.
Chapter 3. The Preservation Movement and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Chapter 4. Government and the Preservation Movement.
Chapter 5. Government and Preservation Since World War II.
Chapter 6. The Historic Room and House Museum.
Chapter 7. Outdoor Museums.
Chapter 8. Historic Districts.
Chapter 9. Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use.
Chapter 10. Landscape Preservation.
Chapter 11. Rural and Small Town Preservation.
Chapter 12. Archaeology.
Chapter 13. Preservation Values in Oral Based Cultures.
Chapter 14. Preservation in Practice.
Chapter 15. International Preservation.
Epilogue: And What of the Future?
Appendix A: Selected Federal Legislation.
Appendix B: The National Register's Criteria for Evaluation.
Appendix C: The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.
Appendix D: Preservation Resources.
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The general public, for many year (decades), has believed that the business of "preservation" in this country has and should fall to the little old gray haired ladies in sneakers. Bill Murtagh, in this book, follows the development of serious preservation and conservation through its government support by tracing the legislative history. For those you are beginners to the jargon, his explanation of distinctive language for the business of preserving historic structures is very good. If you are an expert in this field, you may not find much new here, but it is a good book for those who wish to learn about the profession. I often require reading from this books in my courses.