Giving Preservation a History Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States

ISBN-10: 0415934435
ISBN-13: 9780415934435
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/5/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Throughout the country, historic preservation has become a veritable industry. In New York City alone, the preservation movement has acquired a great deal of power, saving numerous edifices from the wrecking ball. New York is not alone, across the country, grassroots movements to preserve various aspects of the nation's past-Indian burial grounds, slave quarters and deco buildings. In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements Giving Preservation a History also touches on the European roots of the historic preservation movement; on how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping American urban space and urban development; how historic preservation battles have reflected broader social forces; and what the changing nature of historic preservation bodes for the effort to preserve the nation's past.

Introduction: Rethinking the Roots of the Historic Preservation Movement
Origin Stories: Finding the Roots of Historic Preservation in the United States
The Heritage Crusade and Its Contradictions
On Cults and Cultists: German Historic Preservation in the Twentieth Century
The Many Movements for Preservation in the United States
Roots in Boston, Branches in Planning and Parks
"A Spirit That Fires the Imagination" Historic Preservation and Cultural Regeneration in Virginia and New England, 1850-1950
Historic Preservation, Public Memory, and the Making of Modern New York City
Marketing the Past: Historic Preservation in Providence, Rhode Island
Place Over Time: Restoration and Revivalism in Santa Fe
Chicago's Mecca Flat Blues
Ancestral Architecture: The Early Preservation Movement in Charleston
Making History: Historic Preservation and Civic Identity in Denver
Conclusion: Moving Forward: Futures for a Preservation Movement
Contributors
Index

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