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The Powers of Preservation,9780070433946

The Powers of Preservation

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 9/1/1998
Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
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Summary

In the world of architecture, his name is as renowned as the buildings which he has helped preserve: The Cairo Hotel, The Library of Congress, and The U.S. Treasury among them. Through a pioneering, award-winning career that has spanned more than three decades, Arthur Cotton Moore is universally acclaimed as one of the guiding lights of historic preservation. Now, in this bellwether book, he uses his prominent voice to go beyond the stodgy boundaries of landmarks alone -- by showing how preservation can spark new directions in design and help us reclaim our cities. Certain to provoke controversy, The Power of Preservation draws on Moore's work on hundreds of successful projects -- from private homes to the recent restoration of New York's Bedford-Stuyvesant Plaza -- and lays out ideas for: -- Preservation, restoration, and adaptive reuses of often-overlooked buildings -- Pitfalls to look out for, and proven strategies for downtowns -- An expanded, more permissive populist approach to preservation Supported by 50 fascinating case studies and eye-opening photographs, this book is a call-to-arms for urban designers and planners, architects, preservationists, and others who care about the future of our urban areas -- and recognize the true potential of their architectural heritage.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION xi(2)
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xiii
CHAPTER ONE ADAPTATION
1(54)
Canal Square, Washington, D.C.
1(7)
The Foundry, Washington, D.C.
8(3)
The Cairo Hotel, Washington, D.C.
11(4)
Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza, Brooklyn, New York
15(5)
The Old Post Office, Washington, D.C.
20(8)
Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, D.C.
28(2)
The Car Barn, Washington, D.C.
30(4)
The Ford Plant Project, Alexandria, Virginia
34(6)
Star Carpet Works, Washington, D.C.
40(13)
Reflections
53(2)
CHAPTER TWO RESTORATION
55(32)
The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina
56(3)
The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
59(12)
The U.S. Treasury Building, Washington, D.C.
71(6)
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
77(5)
Reflections
82(5)
CHAPTER THREE PREPARING FOR DOWNTOWNS
87(28)
The architecture of the absurd
87(9)
The challenge of fakery
96(10)
Visions of the future/the syntax of the city
106(9)
CHAPTER FOUR DOWNTOWNS
115(58)
Charleston, South Carolina
115(6)
Nashville, Tennessee
121(5)
York, Pennsylvania
126(4)
Rockville, Maryland
130(2)
Fort Wayne, Indiana
132(3)
Petersburg, Virginia
135(4)
Columbus, Georgia
139(5)
An Alternative to Washington's Downtown Urban Renewal Plan
144(4)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
148(5)
Corning, New York
153(3)
Baltimore, Maryland
156(4)
Reflections
160(13)
CHAPTER FIVE CITY PRESERVATION
173(28)
National Airport
173(3)
The Kennedy Center Steps and Promenade
176(3)
The D.C. Temporary contemporary
179(2)
Maryland Avenue housing
181(4)
Rosslyn waterfront, Arlington, Virginia
185(3)
The City observation tower/Old Post Office Building
188(2)
The White House fence
190(5)
The D.C. convention center
195(3)
Reflections
198(3)
CHAPTER SIX EXPANSIONS
201(18)
Permissive discontinuity
203(6)
Preservation in the avant-garde
209(2)
New leadership
211(1)
The new preservation
212(7)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 219(4)
INDEX 223(6)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 229

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