Tomlan Publishes Historic Preservation: Caring for Our Expanding Legacy
A new book by Professor Michael Tomlan titled Historic Preservation: Caring for Our Expanding Legacy (Springer, 2014), draws on a wide range of research and scholarship from the past 50 years to explore past and current ideas in preservation.
The book begins with a historical review of preservation activities through the mid-1980s. Subsequent chapters explore demographic changes in tandem with responses of the preservation community; financial challenges and the sources of revenue available to preservation projects; an illustration through short stories of the ethical battles of below- and above-ground historic resources; and an attempt to explain why religion is often held at arm's length in publicly supported efforts despite its potential to do more for regeneration of existing sites than governmental programs.
More than 150 illustrations complement the text, and display the accomplishments of preservation projects throughout the country.