[BOOKS] ⚡ Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World ✯ James Marston Fitch – Thomashillier.co.uk

Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World This Book Outlines A Complete Programme For The Restoration And Preservation Of Historic Structures And Historic Sites Throughout The World It Is A Basic Text For Both The Novice Entering The Field And The Specialist Dr Fitch Covers The Many Disciplines, Concepts And Technologies Needed By The Preservationist He Also Includes Discussions Of The Economic, Legal And Legislative Forces Acting Upon Historic District Planning He Provides Useful Information On How Old Buildings Can Be Moved Either Intact Or Disassembled To New Sites Via Truck, Rail Or Barge How To Heat, Cool And Light Old Buildings And Still Maintain The Aesthetic Integrity Of Their Interiors And How A Country Can Develop A Comprehensive Policy For The Care Of Its Artistic And Historic Heritage.

10 thoughts on “Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World

  1. says:

    Phenomenal book on Historic Preservation More wordy and theoretical than Tyler More polemic Really gets you excited about it INTENSE

  2. says:

    I am soon embarking on a journey to obtain a Master s degree in Historic Preservation and thoutght before I begin my program that I should read up on various aspects of historic preservation James M Fitch tamed my curiousity as well as taught me a great deal about what historic preservation entails What I found was escpecially interesting was Fitch s capability to identify the different historic preservation tasks in different countires One of the main differences is the types of architecture For example, the United States east coast incorporated mason work into all the buildings.This is exhibited in Independence Hall, George Washington s home in Williamsburg Virginia, and but not limited to museums, schools, and libraries Another intersting point that Fitch brought up was the process of preservign the Sweedish navel vessel Vasa A state of the art war ship commissioned in the 17th century for Gustavus Aldophus s war in the Baltic It sunk soon after it departed from harbor It was rasided in the 60 s as that was the time certain chemicals and technology was available that would allow for the presevation of the ship F...

  3. says:

    I have two lines of thought on this book First, it s a very good theoretical introduction to historic preservation It raises a lot of interesting points It s well illustrated It covers a wonderful range of topics It s clearly intended as a theoretical book than many others on the topic, and it s honestly pretty good at that The emphasis on history and the preservation movement internationally is good.Second, that it s terribly outdated and makes quite a few assumptions about its reader Published when it was, some of the things it discusses are now long gone like the chapter on preservation in socialist countries of Eastern Europe Is this something often covered in other books No, but it s also now a part of the history of preservation, not the present The audience Fitch envisioned is clearly very well educated, affluent, and white Maybe that does describe the majority of people who have read his book I don t know But it s sometimes alienating even to me, when it implies that all aspiring preservationists are from very wealthy homes.In short, it s a good book and worth reading if you re in the field, but it s outdated and I m not sure that I would recommend it to the casual reader with simply a passing inte...