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

Randall F. Mason Max Page (University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA)



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05 November 2019
Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial; Museums & museology; Social & cultural history; Industrialisation & industrial history; Conservation of buildings & building materials
In this volume, some of the leading figures in the field have been brought together to write on the roots of the historic preservation movement in the United States, ranging from New York to Santa Fe, Charleston to Chicago. Giving Preservation a History explores the long history of historic preservation: how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping American urban space and development; how historic preservation battles have reflected broader social forces; and what the changing nature of historic preservation means for efforts to preserve national, urban, and local heritage.

The second edition adds several new essays addressing key developing areas in the field by major new voices. The new essays represent the broadening range of scholarship on historic preservation generated since the publication of the first edition, taking better account of the role of cultural diversity and difference within the field while exploring the connections between preservation and allied concerns such as environmental sustainability, LGBTQ and nonwhite identity, and economic development.
Edited by:   Randall F. Mason, Max Page (University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA)
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
Weight:   1.002kg
ISBN:   9780367025816
ISBN 10:   0367025817
Pages:   440
Publication Date:   05 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Randall Mason is Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, former chair of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and Senior Fellow of PennPraxis at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. Max Page is Professor of Architecture and History and Director of the Historic Preservation Program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Reviews for Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States

Saving the past has a past-and Giving Preservation a History reminds us this is worth knowing as we envision the future. With the preservation movement adapting amid significant societal change, those who understand this past are best equipped to use preservation as an effective tool today and tomorrow. David J. Brown, EVP and Chief Preservation Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation

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