Readings in Historic Preservation

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The readings in this book on the where, why, and how of historic preser­vation provide a broad overview of the field as well as a detailed scrutiny of the principal issues facing preservation today. This volume is intended to give those dealing with historic preservation the necessary substantive background to understand and solve the problems that arise in preservation ...

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Overview

The readings in this book on the where, why, and how of historic preser­vation provide a broad overview of the field as well as a detailed scrutiny of the principal issues facing preservation today. This volume is intended to give those dealing with historic preservation the necessary substantive background to understand and solve the problems that arise in preservation programs.

Sections include readings on:

  • The forerunners of the modern preservation movement
  • Criteria for landmark designation methods
  • Issues of architectural conformity
  • Rehabilitation techniques
  • Adaptive reuse
  • Area planning
  • Displacement

This landmark anthology brings together selections which range from Nantucket to Texas, Beacon Hill to Tombstone, Arizona. It covers topics from inner-city revitalization to preserving adobe structures to sample his­toric district zoning ordinances. Authors represented include Ada Louise Huxtable, Paul Goldberger, Kevin Lynch, James Marston Fitch, Charles Hosmer, and many other experts in the field.

The book is must reading in courses on historic preservation and for plan­ners, attorneys, public officials, and the interested public.

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Norman Williams, Jr. held a number of academic and professional positions including chief of New York City’s Master Planning Department, professor of urban planning at Rutgers University, professor at Arizona University, and finally professor at Vermont Law School. The recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award of the American Planning Association, he is known for his eight volume work on American Land Planning and the Law.

Edmund H. Kellogg is a professor at the Vermont School of Law.

Frank B. Gilbert is with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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