July 24, 2009

Historic Preservation

This book is a survey of historic preservation issues and concerns presented in non-technical terms. It begins with the history and philosophy of the preservation movement and discusses how that has now shifted to a focus on "green" architecture and sustainability. It includes material on the role of the government in preservation efforts and describes the documentation and designation of historic properties. Some discussion is also given to historical and heritage tourism and to discussion of a wide variety of architectural styles. This is an interesting book that can inform a hobby historian, architect, or serve as a basic textbook for preservation students.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Historic Preservation: An Introduction to its Historic Principles, and Practice
2nd ed
Norman Tyler, Ted J. Ligibel, and Ilene R. Tyler
E 159 .T95 2009