Selected Reading on Landscape

Procedure code:
290001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Sitework
Section:
Landscape Work
Last Modified:
08/05/2016

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  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Pub. L. 101-336. 26 July 1990. 104 Stat. 328.

  • Alanen, Arnold R. and Robert Melnick, eds. Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2000.

  • Araoz, Gustavo F. "World-Heritage Historic Urban Landscapes: Defining and Protecting Authenticity." APT Bulletin 39, no. 2/3 (2008): 33-37.

  • Berg, Shary Page. "Fairsted: Documenting and Preserving a Historic Landscape." APT Bulletin 20, no. 1 (1988): 41-49.

  • ---. "Approaches to Landscape Preservation Treatment at Mount Auburn Cemetery."APT Bulletin 24, no. 3/4 (1992): 52-58.

  • Birnbaum, Charles A. "Making Educated Decisions on the Treatment of Historic Landscapes." APT Bulletin 24, no. 3/4 (1992): 42-51.

  • ---. Design with Culture: Claiming America"s Landscape Heritage. Charlottesville: UVA Press, 2005.

  • ---, ed. Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture I: Proceedings from the Wave Hill Conference. Washington, D.C.: Spacemaker Press, 1999.

  • ---, ed. Preserving Modern Landscape Architecture II: Making Post-War Landscapes Visible. Washington, D.C.: Spacemaker Press, 2004.

  • "Landscape & Garden Specialties." Buying Guides. Clem Labine's Traditional Building.

  • Favretti, Rudy J. and Joy P. Landscapes and Gardens for Historic Buildings: A Handbook for Reproducing and Creating Authentic Landscape Settings. Nashville: American Association for State and Local History, 1978.

  • Goeldner, Paul K. "Plant Life at Historic Properties." Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology 16, no. 3/4 (1984): 67-69.

  • Historic Preservation Forum 7, no. 3 (May/June 1993).

  • Longstreth, Richard, ed. Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

  • Maciejak, Dan. "Selecting, Planting & Maintaining Street Trees." The Old-House Journal, August/September 1983, 154-157.

  • Melnick, Robert Z. "Climate Change and Landscape Preservation: A Twenty-First-Century Conundrum." APT Bulletin 40, no. 3/4 (2009): 35-42.

  • Mitchell, Nora J. "Considering the Authenticity of Cultural Landscapes." APT Bulletin 39, no. 2/3 (2008), 25-31. Pearl, Wendy. "Vegetation in Historic Landscapes." MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, Office of Cultural Resources, Best Management Practices.

  • Potteiger, Matthew, and Jamie Purinton. Landscape Narratives: Design Practices for Telling Stories. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 1998.

  • Rossler, Mechtild. "Applying Authenticity to Cultural Landscapes." APT Bulletin 39, no. 2/3 (2008): 47-52.

  • Taylor, Ken, Nora J. Mitchell and Archer St. Clair. Conserving Cultural Landscapes. New York: Routledge, 2014.

  • Vernon, Noel Dorsey. "Some Basic Cultural Landscape Preservation Resources: A Review of Available Information." APT Bulletin 30, no. 1 (1999): 57-60.

Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13