Time Honored (Hardcover)

A Global View of Architectural Conservation

By John H. Stubbs

Wiley, 9780470260494, 434pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2009

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Description

"The absence heretofore of a comparably thoroughgoing but accessible resource on a topic of such urgent public concern was a glaring lapse that makes this deeply researched, lucidly written, and helpfully annotated book an invaluable addition to the literature."-- New York Review of Books

Time Honored is a comprehensive survey of the practice, theory, and structure of architectural heritage conservation throughout the world. Offering an argument for why architectural conservation is indispensable to modern life, Time Honored describes its parameters and evolution in an historical context, and then methodically presents approaches used in various countries, showing how historic preservation in the West differs from conservation in the rest of the world. Illustrated throughout with over 300 photographs, drawings, maps, and charts. No other book navigates the global conservation programs, policies, and project types so completely.


About the Author

John H. Stubbs has served as Vice President for Field Projects for the New York-based World Monuments Fund while teaching part-time as an Associate Professor of Historic Preservation in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University since 1990. His prior experience includes ten years as an associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners in New York and two years' service at the Technical Preservation Services division of the U.S. National Park Service in Washington, D.C. A native of Louisiana, Stubbs's international experience began in the 1970s working as a surveyor on archaeological excavations in Italy and Egypt and as a UNESCO Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in Rome.