hisp notes on preservation

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Fixing Historic Preservation: A Constructive Critique of  “Significance” by Randall Mason 08/03/2010 14:24:00 1) The idea of significance is important to the practice of historic preservation 2) “A ‘statement of significance’ gathers together all the reasons why a building or place  should be preserved, why it is meaningful or useful, and what aspect require most  urgent protection.”  3) Significance is to often used as a blunt instrument, Judgments about significance are  narrowly drawn, pegged closely to the architectural history canons and historical  associations 4) Recently more progressive uses of the concept of significance have begun to appear,  instead of preserving material fabric, preserve the significance of the fabric and places 5) Preservationists must revisit the question why we preserve and what theories inform  our decisions  Why We Preserve 1) In the past the goals of preservation were memorial to represent aspects of the  past for contemporary society through the preservation of physical remains 2) Now preservation is more profit oriented as well as numerous other categories 
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course HISP 200 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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