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Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas

ISBN: 978-0-470-60385-7
512 pages
April 2011
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“From such well-known and long-vexed sites as the Athenian Acropolis to more contemporary locales like the Space Age Modernist capital city of Brasília, the conflicting and not always neatly resolvable forces that bear upon preservation are addressed as clearly and thoughtfully as the general reader could hope for.”—New York Review of Books

 “…an astonishing feat of research, compilation and synthesis.”—Context

The book delivers the first major survey concerning the conservation of cultural heritage in both Europe and the Americas. Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field. Following the acclaimed Time Honored, this book presents contemporary practice on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis, facilitating comparative analysis of similarities and differences. The book stresses solutions in architectural heritage protection and the contexts in which they were developed.
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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Being Modern: The Currency of Conservation (Frank Matero).

Acknowledgements.

Part I. Europe.

Introduction.

Section 1. Western Europe.

Chapter 1: Italy.

Chapter 2: France.

Chapter 3: United Kingdom.

Chapter 4: Ireland.

Chapter 5: Spain and Portugal.

Chapter 6: Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

Chapter 7: Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Section 2. Northern Europe.

Chapter 8: Sweden.

Chapter 9: Finland.

Chapter 10: Norway.

Chapter 11: Denmark, Iceland and Greenland.

Chapter 12: The Baltic States.

Section 3. Central Europe.

Chapter 13: Germany.

Chapter 14: Austria.

Chapter 15: Hungary.

Chapter 16: Czech Republic and Solvakia.

Chapter 17: Poland.

Section 4. Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.

Chapter 18: Russia.

Chapter 19: Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.

Chapter 20: The Caucasus.

Section 5. Southeastern Europe.

Chapter 21: Greece.

Chapter 22: Turkey.

Chapter 23: Cyprus and Malta.

Chapter 24: The Former Yugoslavia.

Chapter 25: Albania.

Chapter 26: Bulgaria.

Chapter 27: Romania.

Part II. The Americas.

Introduction.

Section 6. North America. 

Chapter 28: The United States.

Chapter 29: Canada.

Section 7. Mexico, The Caribbean and Central America.

Chapter 30: Mexico.

Chapter 31: The Caribbean.

Chapter 32: Central America.

Section 8. South America.

Chapter 33: The Non-Iberian Coast.

Chapter 34: Brazil.

Chapter 35: The Andean Countries.

Chapter 36: The Southern Cone.

Looking Ahead.

Further Reading on Architectural Conservation by Region.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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Author Information

John H. Stubbs has served as Vice President for Field Projects for the New York–based World Monuments Fund since 1990 and taught for over two decades as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Historic Preservation in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. His prior experience includes ten years as an associate at Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects & Planners LLP, in New York City, and two years service at the Technical Preservation Services division of the U.S. National Park Service in Washington, D.C.

Emily G. Makaš is an Assistant Professor of Architectural History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has a PhD in the history of architecture and urbanism from Cornell University, a master's in historic preservation from Columbia University, and a bachelor's in history from the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the history of modern European cities, emphasizing the relationships between architecture, cities, heritage, memory, identity, and politics.

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Reviews

"This is a great textbook for students of international architectural conservation, as it boldly seeks to describe the historical and theoretical roots of heritage conservation, the current organizational structure and key elements of practice on a continental, regional and then national basis."—Journal of Architectural Conservation

“…in this book we have our first effort at a genuinely objective assessment and coherent international perception of the accomplishments of individual nations."—Marek Baranski in Conservation News – Journal of the Association of Monument Conservators, (Warsaw)

“Aimed at the professional and probably most helpful to architects tackling conservation problems, it is both approachable and encyclopaedic in its coverage of architectural conservation theory and best of all is interesting to read.” —Margaret Heathcote in Historic Environment, Volume 22, Number 3

“An astonishing feat of research, compilation and synthesis.” —Architectural Research Centers Consortium

"Much to consider here, and the authors, experts in their disciplines and capable writers of clear, solid prose, guide us unfailingly through the issues and the regions."—Museum

"After having analyzed the varied situations and with knowledge of the different conservation methods undertaken regionally, [this book] shows merit in its highlighting specific laws and regulations and restoration projects in the context of their particular cultural values."—Helvelius (Italy)

"Abundantly supplied with references and bibliographic sources, the book is a convenient resource for any design, planning, preservation, or policy professional involve in conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, or preservation, which at some point can mean any of us."—Stanley Stark, FAIA for Oculus, Winter 2011.

 “…the authors, experts in their disciplines and capable writers of clear, solid prose, guide us unfailingly through the issues and the regions.”—MUSEUM, the magazine of the American Association of Museums

“This is a great textbook for students of international architectural conservation, as it boldly seeks to describe the historical and theoretical roots of heritage conservation, the current organizational structure and key elements of practice on a continental, regional and then national basis, starting with Europe (from Ireland to Azerbaijan and including Iceland and Greenland) and ending across the Atlantic (from Canada to Chile including the Caribbean). Endnotes abound.”—Journal of Architectural Conservation, (British)

“An astonishing feat of research, compilation and synthesis. The book delivers the first major survey concerning the conservation of cultural heritage in both Europe and the Americas. Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field.”—Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)

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April 05, 2011
Architectural Conservation in Europe and The Americas

Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field. Following the acclaimed Time Honored, this book presents contemporary practice on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis, facilitating comparative analysis of similarities and differences. The book stresses solutions in architectural heritage protection and the contexts in which they were developed.

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