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Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America / Edition 1

Historic preservation efforts began with an emphasis on buildings, especially those associated with significant individuals, places, or events. Subsequent efforts were expanded to include vernacular architecture, but only in recent decades have preservationists begun shifting focus to the land itself. Cultural landscapes—such as farms, gardens, and urban parks—are now seen as projects worthy of the preservationist's attention. To date, however, no book has addressed the critical issues involved in cultural landscape preservation.

In Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America, Arnold R. Alanen and Robert Z. Melnick bring together a distinguished group of contributors to address the complex academic and practical questions that arise when people set out to designate and preserve a cultural landscape. Beginning with a discussion of why cultural landscape preservation is important, the authors explore such topics as the role of nature and culture, the selling of heritage landscapes, urban parks and cemeteries, Puerto Rican neighborhoods in New York City, vernacular landscapes in small towns and rural areas, ethnographic landscapes, Asian American imprints on the western landscape, and integrity as a value in cultural landscape preservation.

Contributors: Arnold R. Alanen, University of Wisconsin-Madison • Luis Aponte-Perés, University of Massachusetts-Boston • Gail Lee Dubrow, University of Washington, Seattle • Richard Francaviglia, University of Texas, Arlington • Donald L. Hardesty, University of Nevada, Reno • Catherine Howett, University of Georgia, Athens • Robert Z. Melnick, University of Oregon • Patricia M. O'Donnell, Historic Preservation Consultant, Charlotte, Vermont • David Schuyler, Franklin & Marshall College

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801862649
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 04/03/2000
Series: Center Books on Contemporary Landscape Design
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 767,209
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.66(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Arnold R. Alanen is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the coauthor of Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale, Wisconsin and Nordic Environment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Robert Z. Melnick is a professor of landscape architecture and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He is the coeditor of Yearbook of Landscape Architecture: Historic Preservation.

Table of Contents

Foreword: In Search of the American Cultural Landscapevii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction: Why Cultural Landscape Preservation?1
1Considering Nature and Culture in Historic Landscape Preservation22
2Selling Heritage Landscapes44
3The History and Preservation of Urban Parks and Cemeteries70
4Appropriating Place in Puerto Rican Barrios Preserving Contemporary Urban Landscapes94
5Considering the Ordinary Vernacular Landscapes in Small Towns and Rural Areas112
6Asian American Imprints on the Western Landscape143
7Ethnographic Landscapes Transforming Nature into Culture169
8Integrity as a Value in Cultural Landscape Preservation186

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