1st Edition

Politics and Preservation
A policy history of the built heritage 1882-1996





ISBN 9780419224006
Published August 30, 1997 by Routledge
215 Pages

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Book Description

This book traces the policy history of urban conservation and its relationship to the town planning process and both are set in their political context. Part One deals with the origins of conservation and its cultural background. Part Two deals with the post-war legislation and the increasing scope of conservation. Part Three deals with churches and their separate control system, and Part Four brings the story up to the present time. New issues such as sustainable conservation and the latest government policy are addressed in the conclusion. This book will aid current practice and help to inform future directions.

Table of Contents

Introductin. Part1: 1882-1940. Origins. Ancient Monuments. Planning. Demolition and Inaction 1900-1940. Part 2: 1940-1975. Prelude. The New System. Implementing the New Acts. Conservation for Some. A Policy Vacuum. A New Policy Approach. Ministers Make Policy. The Policy Momentum. Continuity of Policy. European Architectural Heritage Year. Part 3: Churches. Part4: 1976-1995. Prelude. English Heritage is Born. English Heritage at Work. Select Committee. Prioritizing the Heritage. Advice and Doctrine. Sustainable Conservation. Index.

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