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Cultural Landscapes Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

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ISBN-10: 0816650993

ISBN-13: 9780816650996

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard Longstreth, Susan Calafate Boyle, Susan Buggey, Michael Caratzas, Courtney P. Fint

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Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects. nbsp; Contributors:…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Richard Longstreth is professor of American civilization and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University.

Introduction: The Challenges of Cultural Landscape for Preservation
Interpreting Landscape
Landscape Preservation and Cultural Geography
The Politics of Preservation: Power, Memory, and Identity in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo
Cross-Bronx: The Urban Expressway as Cultural Landscape
The American Summer Youth Camp as a Cultural Landscape
Wild Lands and Wonders: Preserving Nature and Culture in National Parks
Balancing Change and Continuity
Mediating Ecology and History: Rehabilitation of Vegetation in Oklahoma's Platt Historic District
A Continuum and Process Framework for Rural Historic Landscape Preservation: Revisiting Ebey's Landing on Whidby Island, Washington
Natural and Cultural Resources: The Protection of Vernacular Landscapes
Cultural Landscapes: Venues for Community-based Conservation
Management for Cultural Landscape Preservation: Insights from Australia
Are We There Yet? Travels and Tribulations in the Cultural Landscape