Imagine the world without the Parthenon, Notre Dame, the Wailing Wall, the Taj Mahal, the Forbidden City, Machu Picchu, or other iconic buildings, monuments, and places. What if the more impressive historic buildings and sites we encounter in our everyday lives disappeared? Civilization would simply not exist as we know it.
Fortunately, awareness of the importance of protecting the world’s cultural patrimony—in particular, its architectural heritage—is at an all-time high and is growing. Time Honored, A Global View of Architectural Conservation explores the reasons for this phenomenon, explains how international architectural heritage conservation practice operates, and considers where this firmly rooted global interest may lead.
Written by a leading practitioner and teacher of architectural preservation, Time Honored provides a much-needed comprehensive and balanced survey of the practice, theory, and structure of architectural heritage conservation throughout the world.
Illustrated throughout with over 300 photographs, drawings, and charts, this first volume in a multipart series will help define the physical and conceptual parameters of the field of architectural conservation, its background, and its position today as a major influence on the world’s built environment.
A comprehensive survey of the practice, theory, and structure of architectural heritage conservation throughout the world.
“In his admirable and much-needed general introduction to the subject, Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation, John H. Stubbs sets forth a smoothly organized, well-paced survey of landmarks preservation through the ages and highlights several turning points in changing attitudes toward historic architecture since ancient times. Time Honored also offers a concise (and cautionary) summary of preservation methods in the premodern period, extensive bibliographic references, and useful listings of preservation groups. The absence heretofore of a comparably thoroughgoing but accessible resource on a topic of such urgent public concern was a glaring lapse that makes this deeply researched, lucidly written, and helpfully annotated book an invaluable addition to the literature.”— Martin Filler, New York Review of Books, November 2012
Wiley, 2009. 978-0-470-26049-4. Hardcover. 448 pages.
Preface, Foreword, Table of Contents, and Acknowledgments