Historic Preservation, Third Edition: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice

Historic Preservation, Third Edition: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice

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This classic text covers the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language.

Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the many facets of historic preservation: 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.

An ideal introduction to the field for students, historians, preservationists, property owners, local officials, and community leaders, this thoroughly revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community. It also includes updated case studies to reflect the most important historic preservation issues of today; and brings the conversation into the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393712971
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Edition description: Third edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 492,482
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Norman Tyler,

PhD, FAICP, is emeritus faculty of the Urban and Regional Planning Program at Eastern Michigan University, where he was director of the program from 1990 to 2009. He received his Doctoral degree from the University of Michigan and his PhD from Michigan State
University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners
(FAICP) and a registered architect, and author of four books on historic preservation, city planning, Greek Revival architecture, and the Peace Corps.

Ilene R. Tyler, FAIA, FAPT,built her career as a preservationist through years of advocacy, writing, teaching, and leadership.
As Director of Preservation in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects for twenty-eight years, she designed and documented numerous award-winning historic sites and structures. She currently lives in Ann Arbor with her husband, co-author Norman Tyler, in the historic Robert S. Wilson house, and is active in local, state, and national/international preservation organizations,
having several papers in the APT Bulletin.

Ted J. Ligibel, PhD,

has been employed in the historic preservation field for over forty years as an activist, educator, and author. In his role as director of the Historic Preservation Program at Eastern Michigan University he has influenced countless preservation leaders. He has held national leadership roles as chair of the National Council for Preservation Education, as Ohio Advisor to the National Trust for Historic
Preservation, and as chair of the Michigan State Historic Preservation Advisory
Review Board. His research and fieldwork facilitated the establishment of two National Parks.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 Preservation Philosophies 3

3 History of the Preservation Movement 37

4 Legal Basis for Historic Preservation 69

5 Designation of Historic Places 95

6 Historic Districts and Ordinances 127

7 Architectural Styles 161

8 Preservation Technology 199

9 Preservation Planning 255

10 Economics of Preservation 301

11 Interpreting Our Heritage 319

12 Our Sustainable Future 337

Notes 351

Further Reading 362

Preservation Resources 368

Degree and Certificate Programs in Historic Preservation 378

Architectural Terms 379

Index 384

Credits 395

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