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Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice (Second Edition) Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0393732733 ISBN-10: 0393732738 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 375 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 2nd edition (February 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393732738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393732733
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“[T]he classic textbook for the field.” (Old Mill News)

Historic Preservation is a book that, in being named after its subject, invites high expectations and meets them all.” (Civil Engineering)

“Libraries strong in architecture and historic preservation will find the second updated edition of Historic Preservation a winner.” (The Midwest Book Review)

“[A]n essential resource that should be in the library of any preservationist.” (Tim Cannan, President - PreservationDirectory.com)

“[A] thorough introduction to the sometimes complicated subject of historic preservation….clear and concise…Current with today’s issues.” (The New England Antiques Journal)

“[I]ndispensable….the authors and the book’s editorial advisors accomplish what no others have to date. This is the intellectually accessible basic textbook—that Preservation 101 we all have been seeking. It is useful as a basic reader in the undergraduate classroom, serves as a quick reference for graduate students…and provides information for professionals in foreign countries on how preservation is practiced in the United States. It can also be dipped into as needed by preservation volunteers who, after all, form the backbone of American preservation on a community level.” (Preservation Education & Research)

“[D]eserves a place in the home of anyone interested in the activities of preservation….If we could have only one book on the practice of historic preservation, this may well be that book.” (Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation)

“This book is recommended to students, planners, and citizens interested in the preservation and protection of our local, regional, and national patrimony.” (Colonial Latin American Historical Review)

“…an impressive textbook…As someone who teaches historic preservation theory to architects, I am looking forward to using Historic Preservation as one of my textbooks next year. I will also recommend this book to anyone interested in historic preservation. Local government officials, historic district commissioners and even owners of historic buildings can all benefit from reading this book.” (Paul Hardin Kapp - Bulletin of the Illinois Geographical Society)

“When I first started teaching historic preservation, Norman Tyler's Historic Preservation, published in 2000, was the best, and perhaps only, book available to provide an overview of the entire field of historic preservation. For nearly ten years he has made what can be a confusing process accessible to students, property owners, local officials, business leaders....Now, his second edition makes it even better....There are many reasons to praise the second edition of Historic Preservation, but I think the most useful aspects are the updated chapter on preservation economics and the whole new chapters on planning, sustainability...and heritage tourism, cultural landscapes and heritage corridors or areas.” (Dr. Barbara E. Mattick, Chief of the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Florida Department of State, and a Deputy State Historic Officer in the Florida State Historic Preservation Office)

About the Author

Norman Tyler, FAICP, is faculty and former director of the Urban and Regional Planning program at Eastern Michigan University. He has also taught at the University of Michigan and Penn State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a registered architect. He has served on the board of the Michigan Association of Planning, the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and a founding member of the Ann Arbor Preservation Alliance.

Ted J. Ligibel, PhD, is director of Eastern Michigan University’s historic preservation programs and an advisor emeritus to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. He currently serves as chair of the National Council for Preservation Education.

Ilene R. Tyler, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, is Principal and Director of Preservation in the Ann Arbor office of Quinn Evans Architects. She has served on the Association for Preservation Technology Board of Directors and the Technical Committee for Sustainable Preservation. She teaches a course in the Principles of Preservation Technology at Eastern Michigan University, and has lectured widely on the topic.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By William Neumann on March 13, 2009
Format: Paperback
Anyone who seeks knowledge from a text book expects a structured course of solid detail. But sometimes the organization of a course can begin as a meandering stream only to become an untamable river. Given how broad historic preservation can be, thankfully the 2009 edition of Historic Preservation by Norman Tyler flows so simply in presentation and is a pleasure to swim through.

Mr. Tyler's introduction to historic preservation is a quick review of the earliest motivations to preserve. Presenting the classically conflicted ideas of John Ruskin and Viollet le Duc prepares the reader to digest some of the more nonchalant approaches to preservation. Once surveyed, Tyler quickly turns to equipping us with all the content and contextual knowledge to recognize the depths of the built environment. A chronological explanation of the major architectural styles along with simple line illustrations helps to focus the reader's interest in a concise way. This historic architectural reference is integrated directly into the ethical basis of why and the legal backbone of how preservation legislation has evolved. Thus, the important emphasis on an asset's significance and integrity is well examined and driven home

Once past the shallows of basic knowledge Mr. Tyler circles back to examine the intricate sees of historic individual and district designations. This expands into the reasoning behind municipal land use law and it's application. It is now time to load up on the tools and techniques of modern preservation. Simplifying the different approaches in rehabilitation, restoration conservation and reconstruction leads seamlessly to all of the fun parts of research and documentation of assets. The author's detail on basic building systems is masterful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 16, 2009
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Libraries strong in architecture and historic preservation will find the second updated edition of HISTORIC PRESERVATION a winner. It traces what began as a grassroots movement and evolved into a 'green' architecture and sustainability movement today, using layman's language to trace the philosophy of preservation and introducing the ideas for students, preservationists and community leaders alike. College-level libraries will find it a winner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arador on March 13, 2012
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This book provides a very solid overview of the historic preservation movement in American. It has chapters on architectural styles, the foundation and history of preservation, the legal process of listing sites, the Register of Historic Sites, the differences between historic districts, landmarks, and areas, and preservation economics and planning. The book covers the long term issues typically associated with preserving historic buildings and it also highlights the uphill battle that has been fought by preservationists through the years. It is full of sketches and images of important historic sites and to show differences in architectural styles. The complex topics of restoration, renovation, and conservation are explained in detail. A great introduction to an important topic.
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By YANG YIMENG on October 2, 2013
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I received this book this afternoon. It's good and I like it very much!
The 2nd version is really much better than the 1st version!
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By Cynthia Wilcox on April 11, 2013
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loaded with information about historical preservation. nicely done up and well written. a very good read!! highly recommended. a must for anyone on a historical committee whether by appointment or choice.
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