This authoritative book offers contributions from leading practitioners and scholars presenting an assessment of the current state of conservation in the UK. It raises concerns about the ambivalence within government towards heritage protection. It considers the need for a clear understanding of the value of architectural heritage; the importance of training; adequate funding for maintenance, and support at a local and community level. It also discusses the role of the amenity societies and provides a useful comparison of the national and regulation driven process operating in the UK with the US local and incentive led approach.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Lessons from York Minster 1965-1972 Sir Bernard Feilden; Facing up to challenges in architectural conservation Vincent Shacklock; Protecting the historic environment The legacy of W. G. Hoskins Malcolm Airs; The context for skills, education and training John Preston; What direction for conservation? Some questions Bob Kindred; The American contrast Donovan D. Rypkema; The protection of historic parks and gardens David Lambert and Jonathan Lovie; SAVE Britain's Heritage and the amenity societies Adam Wilkinson; Scientific research into architectural conservation Peter Brimblecombe and Carlota M. Grossi; Appendix: The listing of buildings Bob Kindred.