Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America

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"A single volume offering a synopsis of the history of the preservation movement, an analysis of the relevant data, and a discussion of the key issues facing preservationists . . . informative and well written." —The Public Historian.

William Murtagh, the first Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, presents an effective portrait of the preservation movement by looking into the values underlying the efforts to safeguard America's ...

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Overview

Praise for the First Edition . . .

"A single volume offering a synopsis of the history of the preservation movement, an analysis of the relevant data, and a discussion of the key issues facing preservationists . . . informative and well written." —The Public Historian.

William Murtagh, the first Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, presents an effective portrait of the preservation movement by looking into the values underlying the efforts to safeguard America's architectural heritage, including the development of legislation and court action. A section on the National Trust for Historic Preservation explains how this private, non-profit organization created in the 1940s has expanded its services and goals parallel with changes in the national preservation movement.

Three useful appendices give a sampling of the pertinent federal legislation, the National Register's criteria for evaluation, and the Secretary of the Interior's standards and guidelines. A chronology of important dates in the history of preservation from the eighteenth century through the present encapsulates the movement's achievements.

75 black-and-white photographs depict the beautiful and intriguing architecture of buildings all across the country, as Keeping Time investigates every aspect of the national picture, including historic house museums, outdoor museums, historic districts, rural and landscape preservation, rehabilitation, and adaptive use.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Since 1812, when architect Robert Mills drew up plans for rebuilding the steeple of Independence Hall, the impulse to preserve historic American sites and buildings has snowballed. Today tens of thousands of buildings and some 5000 historic districts are recognized by the federally coordinated National Register of Historic Places. In part an illustrated historical survey, in part a handbook for civic activists, this primer by the first Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places traces the shift in the preservation movement from the restoration of isolated landmarks and houses where ``Washington slept,'' to an emphasis on outdoor museums (Old Salem, N.C.; Sturbridge Village, Mass.) and, in recent years, a concern for the neighborhood in which a building stands. Through a case study of the Historic Savannah Foundation, which has saved some 1000 buildings in that city, Murtagh illustrates how the public can treat the built environment as a conservable national resource. (September)
Library Journal
This one-volume introduction to the history and philosophy of preservation in America moves from the private sector's early concern for saving patriotic sites to extensive governmental activity and the legal and economic dimensions of a growth industry. Broad-ranging chapters treat terminology, outdoor museums, historic districts, adaptive use, landscape preservation, and case studies for successful programs; appendixes include selections of important federal legislation and the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation. A recommended short history particularly useful for introductory courses and for laypersons concerned with preservation issues in their communities. Douglas G. Birdsall, North Dakota State Univ. Lib., Fargo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471182405
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1997
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 7.11 (w) x 9.93 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

WILLIAM J. MURTAGH has held pivotal positions in the field of historic preservation for more than 30 years. He has served as first Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, Department of the Interior, and has been Vice President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and President of the Victorian Society in America. He directed the Preservation Program at Columbia University, and initiated Preservation programs at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawaii.
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Table of Contents

The Language of Preservation.

The Preservation Movement and the Private Citizen Before World War II.

The Preservation Movement and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Government and the Preservation Movement.

Government and Preservation Since World War II.

The Historic Room and House Museum.

Outdoor Museums.

Historic Districts.

Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use.

Landscape Preservation.

Rural and Small Town Preservation.

Archaeology.

Preservation in Practice.

Epilogue: And What of the Future?

Appendices.

Chronology.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Illustration Credits.

Index.

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