The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation
By Steven W. Semes

Steven Semes’s book makes a case for preservation and new traditional architecture. Semes argues that new buildings should pay deference to and respect their surroundings in order to create harmonious compositions. New traditional architecture practices recover traditional methods and historical language to redefine contemporary design.

Book details:

A comprehensive argument for new traditional architecture that preserves the style and character of historic buildings

Publisher Info:
  • ISBN: 9780393732443
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Size: 8.7 x 11.3 in
  • Pages: 272
  • Binding: Hardcover
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