The Future of the Past

The Future of the Past

A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation

Book - 2009
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With contemporary design being redefined by architects and urbanists who are recovering the historic language associated with traditional architecture and the city, how might preservation change its focus or update its mission? Steven W. Semes, winner of the 2010 Clem Labine Award, makes a persuasive case that context matters and that new buildings and additions to old buildings should be harmonious with their neighbors. The Future of the Past was also named one of Planetizen's most noteworthy books of 2010 and one of The Atlantic Cities' "10 Most Compelling Historic Preservation Reads."
Publisher: New York :, W.W. Norton & Company,, ©2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393732443
Branch Call Number: 720.1 Semes 2009
Characteristics: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

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