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Design and Historic Preservation The Challenge of Compatability
978-1-61149-234-7 • Paperback
February 2009 • $70.00 • (£44.95)
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Pages: 226
Size: 7 1/8 x 10
Edited by David L. Ames and Richard Wagner
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University Press Copublishing Division | University of Delaware
Design and Historic Preservation: The Challenge of Compatability addresses two questions central to design and historic preservation: what are the parameters of "compatability" in the design of additions to historic buildings and of new infill buildings in historic districts and landscapes. These papers, presented at the Third National Forum on Historic Preservation Practice: A Critical Look at Design in Historic Preservation, were written by practicing and academic historic preservationists, architectural historians, architects, landscape architects, and engineers. Organized under the themes of "Melding Contemporary and Historic Design," "Design Standards in Changing Environments," "Modernism and Postmodernism in Preservation Design," and "Engineering and Preservation," issues of compatability are explored through diverse projects in locations across the United States.

Sponsored by the Graduate Preservation Programs of
Boston University, The George Washington University, Goucher College, University of Delaware, University of Kentucky, University of Minnesota, University of Oregon, University of Southern California

in association with
Historic Resources Committee of the American Institute of Architects and National Park Service

Held at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland
March 14–16, 2002
David L. Ames is the director and cofounder of the Center for Historic Architecture and Design and coordinator of the graduate concentration in historic preservation in the Graduate School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware.
Richard Wagner is founder and director of the Master of Arts in Historic Preservation program at Goucher College.
Design & Historic Preservation is an opportunity to engage and immerse oneself in the former to dig deeper into problems of significance that are all-too-rarely recognized at the present only to haunt us in the future. If that doesn't seem too contradictory. And, even if it does, begin your aesthetic, design and preservation curriculum with this book.
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