A Richer Heritage: Historic Preservation in the Twenty-First Century

Surveying the past, present, and future of historic preservation in America, this book features fifteen essays by some of the most important voices in the field A Richer Heritage will be an essential, thought provoking guide for professionals as well as administrators, volunteers, and policy makers

The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide

Since it was first published in 1994, The Economics of Historic Preservation A Community Leader s Guide has become an essential reference for any preservationist faced with convincing government officials, developers, property owners, business and community leaders, or his or her own neighbors that

Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation

The worst thing in politics is to be right and to lose This how to guide will give citizens who are fighting to designate a local historic district the political know how to win the support of fellow residents and city hall Everything is here learning to think politically, mastering the political

Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820-2000

A lively history of the contested landscapes where the majority of Americans now live, Building Suburbia chronicles two centuries in the birth and development of Americas metropolitan regions.From rustic cottages reached by steamboat to big box stores at the exit ramps of eight lane highways,

Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City

To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be The activist, writer, and mother of three grew so fond of her bustling community that it became a touchstone for her landmark book The Death and Life of

In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life

History is recorded in many ways According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the cracks between large historical events and depict the

Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America

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,

Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World

This book outlines a complete programme for the restoration and preservation of historic structures and historic sites throughout the world It is a basic text for both the novice entering the field and the specialist Dr Fitch covers the many disciplines, concepts and technologies needed by the

Murder on the House (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, #3)

Since word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, it s been difficult to maintain a low profile She embraces her new reputation, however, for the chance to restore an historic house in San Francisco s Castro District The new owners, who hope to run a