“The preservation movement has one great curiosity. There isnever any retrospective controversy or regret. Preservationists arethe only people in the world who are invariably confirmed intheir wisdom after the fact.”
—John Kenneth Galbraith
Imagine the world without the Parthenon, Notre Dame, theWailing Wall, the Taj Mahal, the Forbidden City, MachuPicchu, or other iconic buildings, monuments, and places.What if the more impressive historic buildings and sites weencounter in our everyday lives disappeared? Civilizationwould simply not exist as we know it. Fortunately, awarenessof the importance of protecting the world's culturalpatrimony—in particular, its architectural heritage—is at anall-time high and is growing. Time Honored: A Global Viewof Architectural Conservation explores the reasons for thisphenomenon, explains how international architecturalheritage conservation practice operates, and considerswhere this firmly rooted global interest may lead.
Written by a leading practitioner and teacher ofarchitectural preservation, Time Honored provides amuch-needed comprehensive and balanced survey of thepractice, theory, and structure of architectural heritageconservation throughout the world.
Illustrated throughout with over 300 photographs,drawings, and charts, this first volume in a multipartseries will help define the physical and conceptualparameters of the field of architectural conservation,its background, and its position today as a majorinfluence on the world's built environment
978-0-470-26049-4, Hardcover, 448 pages,
January 2009, $75.00 US / $90.00 CAN