This 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: National Experiences and Practice serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field. Following the acclaimed Time Honored, this sequel publication presents contemporary practice on a country-by-country and region-by-region basis, facilitating comparative analysis of similarities and differences. Emphasis is placed on solutions in architectural heritage protection and the contexts in which they were developed.
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Praise for Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation, a Choice Outstanding Academic Book
“Time Honored is the sort of book that a student reads first out of necessity, and then returns to many times in the course of professional practice for an infusion of the valuable perspective this book thoughtfully offers.” —Choice magazine
A comprehensive survey of architectural heritage protection covering the practices and traditions of countries from three continents—from Russia to Canada to Chile
Following the acclaimed Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation, this book explores the rich architectural legacies of Europe and North and South America to describe “best practices” in architectural conservation, focusing on the histories, structure, key participants, special challenges, solutions, and specific contributions made by some sixty-seven countries. Written to stand alone from the predecessor volume, Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas is:
Approached in a style that eschews technical terms, jargon, and arcane facts and instead features engaging discoveries, developments, and solutions of interest to professionals, students, and laypeople
Co-written by the author of the acclaimed Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation
Illustrated throughout with over 600 photographs and maps
Filled throughout with sidebar specialty essays highlighting topics of cross-regional interest for improved readability, often contributed by recognized experts in the field
Complete with abundant references to sources, related ideas and trends, pointers for further information, and appendices of related bibliographic sources
The first comprehensive survey that examines in detail architectural conservation practice on a wide comparative basis, Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas serves as a convenient resource for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field.