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

Robert E. (ed.) Stipe
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Book Description

In this "best practices" volume for students, professionals, and policy makers, 15 essays by leading scholars and professionals explore the history of the preservation movement in the US, the current range of philosophies and strategies employed by professionals in the field, and recommendations for appropriate preservation strategies, both public and private.

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[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)

Offers a current framework for understanding the American preservation movement and how it is evolving within the context of government policies and legislation, the changing values of American culture, and the economic realities of preservation. (Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

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  • File Size: 9001 KB
  • Print Length: 608 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (June 23, 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003AU4KT4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #297,279 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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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