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Keeping Time The History and Theory of Preservation in America

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ISBN-10: 0471182400

ISBN-13: 9780471182405

Edition: 1st 1997 (Revised)

Authors: William J. Murtagh

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A thorough yet succinct look at American community preservation_its history, practice and legal framework. This book discusses the roles of the private citizen and government, as well as the practice of house museums, historic districts, building rehabilitation, landscape preservation, rural preservation and archaeology.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

Preface to the Previous Edition
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
Preservation Values in Oral Based Cultures
Preservation in Practice
International Preservation
Epilogue: And What of the Future?
Selected Federal Legislation
The National Register's Criteria for Evaluation
The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings
Preservation Resources
Illustration Credits