By Richard Longstreth, Susan Calafate Boyle, Susan Buggey, Michael Caratzas, Courtney P. Fint, Heidi Hohmann, Hillary Jenks, Randall Mason
Protection has ordinarily excited about saving admired constructions of old or architectural importance. retaining cultural landscapes-the mixed textile of the typical and man-made environments-is a comparatively new and infrequently misunderstood suggestion between preservationists, however it is of accelerating significance. The essays gathered during this volume-case experiences that come with the Little Tokyo local in la, the go Bronx parkway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this strategy might be fruitfully utilized. jointly, they clarify cultural panorama viewpoint could be an important underpinning for all historical upkeep tasks. members: Susan Calafate Boyle, nationwide Park provider; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks maintenance fee (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia historical protection place of work; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa kingdom U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, nationwide Park carrier; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri kingdom U. Richard Longstreth is professor of yank civilization and director of the graduate software in ancient protection at George Washington collage.
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Those preservationists most closely involved with cultural landscapes recognize the difﬁculties in applying to them evaluative criteria originally developed primarily for buildings. 25 J. B. 28 Perhaps preservationists would ﬁnd useful a distinction between historic landscapes, which through their high degree of material integrity particularly evoke some period or event in the past, and cultural landscapes, signiﬁcant places in which some traces of the past endure yet undergo constant change. While integrity is a concept explicitly tied to the material characteristics of historic resources, the connections between signiﬁcance and materiality are subtler.
Whereas Sauer conceived landscape as an array of visible, material forms— especially socially constructed forms—Cosgrove considered landscape “not merely the world we see . . 13 While Cosgrove’s analysis does recognize social aspects of landscapes, his analysis further differed from Sauer’s in emphasizing individual action(s) over social ones in the making and remaking of landscapes, something Sauer and his followers had largely ignored. Cosgrove’s deﬁnition of landscape led him to ﬁnd limitations in the morphological method.
Unlike virtually all other state, as well as national, parks, the Adirondack State Park’s boundaries encompass private land in addition to that held by the state, which is designated the Forest Preserve. Still comprising less than half the acreage within the boundaries, actual Forest Preserve land is a galaxy of tracts, varying greatly in size and acquired over some twelve decades. : Syracuse University Press, 1978); and Phillip G. Y: Adirondack Museum, 1997). 15. For further discussion, see Richard Longstreth, “Taste versus History,” Historic Preservation Forum 8 (May-June 1994): 40–45; and Longstreth, “Architectural History and the Practice of Historic Preservation in the United States,” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 58 (September 1999): 326–33.