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Well known for his intensive paintings in architectural historical past and ancient protection as an educator, pupil, activist, and public lecturer, Richard Longstreth is without doubt one of the such a lot vital architectural preservationists of the up to date prior. Having a look past the Icons provides a beneficiant and numerous collection of his writings during the last twenty-5 years. The writer explores various subjects related to midcentury (ca. 1945-70) protection efforts, together with sensible, highbrow, and mental dilemmas related to conserving the up to date prior, protection-comparable deficiencies within the city making plans procedure, and protection of explicit sorts of homes. This assortment provides a brand new figuring out of the richness and number of mid-20th-century U.S. structure, panorama, and urbanism, and gives an in depth research of each the imperatives for and the demanding situations fascinated with conserving this legacy.

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