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Looking beyond the Icons: Midcentury Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism

Longstreth, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0813936438 / ISBN 13: 9780813936437
Verlag: University of Virginia Press, U.S.A., 2015
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Titel: Looking beyond the Icons: Midcentury ...

Verlag: University of Virginia Press, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 2015

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New

Auflage: 1st Edition

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Renowned for his extensive work in architectural history and historic preservation as an educator, scholar, activist, and public lecturer, Richard Longstreth is one of the most important architectural preservationists of the recent past. "Looking beyond the Icons "offers a generous and diverse selection of his writings over the past twenty-five years. The author explores a variety of topics related to midcentury (ca. 1945-70) preservation efforts, including practical, intellectual, and psychological dilemmas associated with preserving the recent past, preservation-related deficiencies in the urban planning process, and preservation of specific types of buildings. This collection offers a new understanding of the richness and variety of mid-twentieth-century U.S. architecture, landscape, and urbanism, and provides a detailed analysis of both the imperatives for and the challenges involved in preserving this legacy.

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These old and new essays by eminent historian and preservationist Richard Longstreth are united by a common cause: their passionate advocacy for preserving our built heritage since the mid-twentieth century--perhaps the least appreciated period in American architecture. The kind of exemplary, in-depth historical analyses that Longstreth presents here should be part of any preservation review. "Looking beyond the Icons" is an important, thoughtful, and eye-opening book.--Dietrich C. Neumann, Brown University

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