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Historic Preservation:

An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practice

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Historic Preservation: An Introduction to Its History, Principles, and Practices, Second Edition, by Norman Tyler, Ted Ligibel, Ilene R. Tyler. This is an ideal introduction to the field. It is the only book to cover the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, sensitive architectural designs and planning, preservation technology, and heritage tourism, plus a survey of architectural styles. Updated throughout, this revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community.

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