Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (Second Edition)

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W. W. Norton & Company, 04 փտվ, 2009 թ. - 384 էջ

Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability.

This is the only book to cover the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language: 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. It is an ideal introduction to the field for students, historians, preservationists, property owners, local officials, and community leaders. Updated throughout, this revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community.

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The Preservation Movement in the United States
Architectural Styles Contextualism and Design Guidelines
The Legal Basis for Preservation
Designation of Historic Properties
Historic Districts and Ordinances
Intervention Approaches Documentation and Technology
Preservation Economics
Preservation Planning
Sustainability and Partnering with the Environmental Community
Heritage Tourism Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Areas
Further Reading
Degree and Certificate Programs in Historic Preservation
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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.

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.

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.

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