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James Marston Fitch: Selected Writings on Architecture, Preservation, and the Built Environment

James Marston Fitch: Selected Writings on Architecture, Preservation, and the Built Environment

Martica Sawin (Editor), Jane Jacobs (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-393-73229-0

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320 pages

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A collection of provocative, insightful, and readable essays by a founding father of historic preservation in the United States.

Founder of the nation\'s first graduate program in historic preservation, at Columbia University, architect James Marston Fitch was a prolific critic, historian, preservationist, environmentalist, and philosopher. In this, the first anthology of his writings -- some never before published -- Fitch\'s ideas and observations on a range of subjects are brought to light in a single, invaluable volume. 30 illustrations.