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Historic preservation : an introduction to its history, principles, and practice
Tyler, Norman.
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Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton, [2000]

Physical Description:
254 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: Issues of historic preservation. c1994.
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E159 .T95 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"[T]he best published overview of historic preservation... I use it as a course text."--Lauren Sickels-Taves, architectural conservator, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield VillageHistoric Preservation provides a thorough overview of the theory, technique, and procedure for preserving our architectural heritage. The perfect introduction for architecture students, local officials, community leaders, and the interested layperson, it covers preservation philosophy, the history of the movement, the role of national, state, and local government, the designation and documentation of historic structures, establishing a historic district, architectural styles, sensitive architectural design and planning, preservation technology, and the economics of building rehabilitation.

Author Notes

Norman Tyler, a registered architect and certified planner, teaches in the historic preservation program at Eastern Michigan University and is director of the EMU Urban and Regional Planning Program. He served for many years on the Ann Arbor, Michigan, Historic District Commission.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 9
1. Introductionp. 11
2. The Preservation Movement In the United Statesp. 33
3. Historic Districts and Ordinancesp. 59
4. The Legal Basis for Preservationp. 83
5. The Documentation and Designation of Individual Historic Propertiesp. 93
6. Architectural Stylesp. 108
7. Design Issuesp. 139
8. Preservation Technologyp. 154
9. Downtown Revitalizationp. 168
10. Preservation Economicsp. 184
11. Other Preservation Issuesp. 208
Notesp. 220
Further Readingp. 228
Appendix 1 Preservation Resourcesp. 232
Appendix 2 Degree Programs in Historic Preservationp. 240
Architectural Termsp. 242
Indexp. 247