Giving Preservation a History: Histories of Historic Preservation in the United States

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Max Page, Randall Mason
Psychology Press, 2004 - Social Science - 344 pages
In this volume, some of the best figures in the field have come together to write on preservation movements across the country, from New York to Atlanta to Santa Fe and others. Giving Preservation a History also touches on the European roots of the historic preservation movement; on how preservation movements have taken a leading role in shaping American urban space and urban development; how historic preservation battles have reflected broader social forces; and what the changing nature of historic preservation means for the effort to preserve the nation's past.
 

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Contents

Rethinking the Roots of
3
The Heritage Crusade and Its Contradictions
19
On Cults and Cultists
45
Roots in Boston Branches in Planning and Parks
81
A Spirit That Fires the Imagination
107
Historic Preservation Public Memory and the
131
Marketing the Past
163
Place Over Time
185
Chicagos Mecca Flat Blues
207
Ancestral Architecture
257
Making History
283
Moving Forward Futures
313
Contributors
329
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Max Page is an Associate Professor of Architecture and History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a 2003 Guggenheim Fellow. He is the author of The Creative Destruction of Manhattan, 1900-1940 (University of Chicago Press, 1999), and co-author with Steven Conn of Building the Nation: Americans Write About Their Architecture, Their Cities, and Their Landscape (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003). Randall Mason is an Assistant Professor in the Planning School and the Director of the Graduate Program in Preservation at the University of Maryland.

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