Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America by William J. MurtaghKeeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America by William J. Murtagh

Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America

byWilliam J. Murtagh

Paperback | September 5, 2005

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The historic preservation movement has had a huge influence on America's built landscape for the past thirty years. Discover the cornerstone primer on the topic -- Keeping Time. This edition features a wealth of new material, including new chapters on preservation values in oral-based cultures, international preservation, and future developments in the field.

In addition, you?ll find a clear, concise survey of preservation movement?s history, complete with:

  • Helpful coverage of the theory and practice driving the movement.
  • Expanded material on landscape preservation.
  • New information on scientific conservation, cultural corridors, and historic tourism.
  • Numerous informative photographs illustrating the book's content.

Order your copy of this fundamental volume for tomorrow's historic preservationists today.

WILLIAM J. MURTAGH has held pivotal positions in the field of historic preservation for almost fifty years. He served as the first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, Department of the Interior; and was vice president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and president of the Victorian Society in America. He d...
Title:Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.7 × 6.7 × 0.9 inPublished:September 5, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471473774

ISBN - 13:9780471473770

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Table of Contents


Preface to the Previous Edition.


Chapter 1. The Language of Preservation.

Chapter 2. The Preservation Movement and the Private Citizen Before World War II.

Chapter 3. The Preservation Movement and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Chapter 4. Government and the Preservation Movement.

Chapter 5. Government and Preservation Since World War II.

Chapter 6. The Historic Room and House Museum.

Chapter 7. Outdoor Museums.

Chapter 8. Historic Districts.

Chapter 9. Rehabilitation and Adaptive Use.

Chapter 10. Landscape Preservation.

Chapter 11. Rural and Small Town Preservation.

Chapter 12. Archaeology.

Chapter 13. Preservation Values in Oral Based Cultures.

Chapter 14. Preservation in Practice.

Chapter 15. International Preservation.

Epilogue: And What of the Future?

Appendix A: Selected Federal Legislation.

Appendix B: The National Register's Criteria for Evaluation.

Appendix C: The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.

Appendix D: Preservation Resources.



Illustration Credits.