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LOOKING BEYOND THE ICONS: MIDCENTURY ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND URBANISM. Richard Longstreth. University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville, 2015. 284 pp. with 158 ills. 26 x 19 cm. LC 2014-25624 ISBN 9780813936437 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Architecture — Conservation/Restoration, Urban Planning
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 165052
Hardcover $65.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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