Cultural Landscapes

Cultural Landscapes

Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

eBook - 2008
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Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapesOCothe combined fabric of the natural and man-made environmentsOCois 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. Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia Historic Preservation Office; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, National Park Service; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State U."
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2008
ISBN: 9780816656486
0816656487
Characteristics: ix, 218 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Longstreth, Richard W.
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