Keeping Time The History and Theory of Preservation in America

ISBN-10: 0471473774
ISBN-13: 9780471473770
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342

The historic preservation movement has had a huge influence on America's built landscape for the past thirty years. Discover the cornerstone primer on the topic -- Keeping Time. This edition features a wealth of new material, including new chapters on preservation values in oral-based cultures, international preservation, and future developments in the field. In addition, youll find a clear, concise survey of preservation movements history, complete with: Helpful coverage of the theory and practice driving the movement. Expanded material on landscape preservation. New information on scientific conservation, cultural corridors, and historic tourism. Numerous informative photographs illustrating the book's content. Order your copy of this fundamental volume for tomorrow's historic preservationists today.

WILLIAM J. MURTAGH has held pivotal positions in the field of historic preservation for almost fifty years. He served as the first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, Department of the Interior; and was vice president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and president of the Victorian Society in America. He directed the preservation program at Columbia University and initiated preservation programs at the University of Maryland and the University of Hawaii. He is a founding and active member of the Preservation Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

The Language of Preservation
The Preservation Movement and the Private Citizen Before World War II
The Preservation Movement and the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Government and the Preservation Movement
Government and Preservation Since World War II
The Historic Room and House Museum
Outdoor Museums
Historic Districts
Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use
Landscape Preservation
Rural and Small Town Preservation
Archaeology
Preservation in Practice
Epilogue: And What of the Future?
Appendices
Chronology
Glossary
Bibliography
Illustration Credits
Index

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