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Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice

Edited By: Richard Longstreth

256 pages, 77 b/w photos

University of Minnesota Press

Paperback | Apr 2008 | #173439 | ISBN-13: 9780816650996
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Hardback | Apr 2008 | #173440 | ISBN-13: 9780816650989
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About this book

Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is 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.


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