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

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - 254 Seiten
"[T]he best published overview of historic preservation... I use it as a course text." --Lauren Sickels-Taves, architectural conservator, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Historic Preservation provides a thorough overview of the theory, technique, and procedure for preserving our architectural heritage. The perfect introduction for architecture students, local officials, community leaders, and the interested layperson, it covers preservation philosophy, the history of the movement, the role of national, state, and local government, the designation and documentation of historic structures, establishing a historic district, architectural styles, sensitive architectural design and planning, preservation technology, and the economics of building rehabilitation.
 

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Preface
9
Introduction
11
The Preservation Movement In the United States
33
Historic Districts and Ordinances
59
The Legal Basis for Preservation
83
The Documentation and Designation of Individual Historic Properties
93
Architectural Styles
108
Design Issues
139
Preservation Economics
184
Other Preservation Issues
208
Notes
220
Further Reading
228
Preservation Resources
232
Degree Programs in Historic Preservation
240
Architectural Terms
242
Index
247

Preservation Technology
154
Downtown Revitalization
168

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Seite 7 - Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight, nor for present use alone ; let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone on stone, that a time is to come when those stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, ' ' See, this our fathers did for us.

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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.

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