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A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century (Richard Hampton Jenrette Series in Architecture and the Decorative Arts) [Kindle Edition]

Robert E. Stipe
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Book Description

Surveying the past, present, and future of historic preservation in America, this book features fifteen essays by some of the most important voices in the field. A Richer Heritage will be an essential, thought-provoking guide for professionals as well as administrators, volunteers, and policy makers involved in preservation efforts.

An introduction traces the evolution of historic preservation in America, highlighting the principal ideas and events that have shaped and continue to shape the movement. The book also describes the workings--legal, administrative, and fiscal--of the layered federal, state, and local government partnership put in place by Congress in 1966. Individual chapters explore the preservation of designed and vernacular landscapes, the relationship between historic preservation and the larger environmental and land-trust movements, the role of new private and nonprofit players, racial and ethnic interests in historic preservation, and the preservation of our intangible cultural values. A concluding chapter analyzes the present state of the historic preservation movement and suggests future directions for the field in the twenty-first century.

Contributors include preservationists, local-government citizen activists, an architect, landscape architects, environmentalists, an archaeologist, a real-estate developer, historians, a Native American tribal leader, an ethnologist, and lawyers.

Editorial Reviews


[This book] has been assembled by one of the long-time leading figures in the field and includes entries by some of the most important and knowledgeable practitioners. This new volume is fascinating reading for anyone interested in preservation and its history. (William R. Chapman, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

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"Raises important questions for those at the highest levels of the ongoing fight to preserve."--Charleston Post and Courier

Product Details

  • File Size: 9001 KB
  • Print Length: 592 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1 edition (July 31, 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807863211
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807863213
  • ASIN: B003AU4KT4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Historic Preservation Book February 15, 2011
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I got this book for a college Urban Studies course. I liked the course and the Professor used the book appropriately, she didn't just randomly assign reading from the book. The book is well-organized and I feel that the information I got from the book as a result of the course is useful. I have actually retained much of the material from reading, discussing, and writing about the book for class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Book December 5, 2012
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I often resell books after reading them, but this one is a keeper because it is an essential resource for all things architectural preservation!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent conditions February 14, 2008
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The book arrived just on time and it was as great as they describe it. I would choose this seller anytime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Richer Heritage January 28, 2007
This was a recommended book for my thesis class. I have not finished it yet, but it seems an appropriate book for those in their Master's program for Historic Preservation.
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