Why Preservation Matters

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Every day, millions of people enter old buildings, pass monuments, and gaze at landscapes unaware that these acts are possible only thanks to the preservation movement.


Page argues that if preservation is to play a central role in building more just communities, it must transform itself to stand against gentrification, work more closely with the environmental sustainability movement, and challenge societies to confront their pasts. Touching on the history of the preservation movement in the United States and ranging the world, Page searches for inspiration on how to rejuvenate historic preservation for the next fifty years. The Rose Main Reading Room at the NYPL is featured both on the cover and in the text.

By: Max Page

Pages: 224

Type: Hard Cover

Dimensions: 1.0" H x 7.8" L x 5.1" W

Item Number: 9780810946347

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