Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America by Arnold R. Alanen
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Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America
By Arnold R. Alanen

Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America

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Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America by Arnold R. Alanen

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  • Winner of Society of Architectural Historians Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award 2001.

Book Description

Historic preservation efforts began with an emphasis on buildings, especially those associated with significant individuals, places, or events. Subsequent efforts were expanded to include vernacular architecture, but only in recent decades have preservationists begun shifting focus to the land itself. Cultural landscapes-such as farms, gardens, and urban parks-are now seen as projects worthy of the preservationist's attention. To date, however, no book has addressed the critical issues involved in cultural landscape preservation. In Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America, Arnold R. Alanen and Robert Z. Melnick bring together a distinguished group of contributors to address the complex academic and practical questions that arise when people set out to designate and preserve a cultural landscape. Beginning with a discussion of why cultural landscape preservation is important, the authors explore such topics as the role of nature and culture, the selling of heritage landscapes, urban parks and cemeteries, Puerto Rican neighborhoods in New York City, vernacular landscapes in small towns and rural areas, ethnographic landscapes, Asian American imprints on the western landscape, and integrity as a value in cultural landscape preservation. Contributors: Arnold R. Alanen, University of Wisconsin-Madison * Luis Aponte-Peres, University of Massachusetts-Boston * Gail Lee Dubrow, University of Washington, Seattle * Richard Francaviglia, University of Texas, Arlington * Donald L. Hardesty, University of Nevada, Reno * Catherine Howett, University of Georgia, Athens * Robert Z. Melnick, University of Oregon * Patricia M. O'Donnell, Historic Preservation Consultant, Charlotte, Vermont * David Schuyler, Franklin & Marshall College

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801862649
ISBN-10: 0801862647
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 266
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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This succinct yet comprehensive volume outlines the contributions and culture of Minnesota s Finnish Americans, perhaps best known for their cooperative ventures, their political involvement, and, of course, their saunas."

North Woods River by Arnold R. Alanen North Woods River, Paperback (October 2009)

The St Croix River is a federally protected National Scenic Riverway. This is a biography of the river over the course of more than 300 years. It tracks the river's social and environmental transformation as newcomers changed the river basin and, in turn, were changed by it. It offers lessons about the future management of beautiful wild waters.

Buried Indians by Arnold R. Alanen Buried Indians, Paperback (May 2006)

Presents the struggle of Trempealeau, Wisconsin, to determine whether platform mounds atop Trempealeau Mountain constitute authentic Indian mounds. This work is a portrait of American culture clash and a narrative grounded in people's perceptions of what the platform mounds mean.

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Author Biography - Arnold R. Alanen

Arnold R. Alanen is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the coauthor of Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale, Wisconsin and Nordic Environment: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Robert Z. Melnick is a professor of landscape architecture and dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon, Eugene. He is the coeditor of Yearbook of Landscape Architecture: Historic Preservation.

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