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Politics and Preservation

A policy history of the built heritage 1882-1996, 1st Edition

By John Delafons, J. Delafons


215 pages

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This book traces the policy history of urban conservation and its relationship to the town planning process and both are set in their political context. Part One deals with the origins of conservation and its cultural background. Part Two deals with the post-war legislation and the increasing scope of conservation. Part Three deals with churches and their separate control system, and Part Four brings the story up to the present time. New issues such as sustainable conservation and the latest government policy are addressed in the conclusion. This book will aid current practice and help to inform future directions.

Table of Contents

Introductin. Part1: 1882-1940. Origins. Ancient Monuments. Planning. Demolition and Inaction 1900-1940. Part 2: 1940-1975. Prelude. The New System. Implementing the New Acts. Conservation for Some. A Policy Vacuum. A New Policy Approach. Ministers Make Policy. The Policy Momentum. Continuity of Policy. European Architectural Heritage Year. Part 3: Churches. Part4: 1976-1995. Prelude. English Heritage is Born. English Heritage at Work. Select Committee. Prioritizing the Heritage. Advice and Doctrine. Sustainable Conservation. Index.

About the Series

Planning, History and Environment Series

This series offers a unique window on the creation of the modern environment. Designed for an international readership, the emphasis is on:

  • urban and regional planning
  • recent as well as longer-term history
  • what the past can tell us about the present
  • local as well as global and comparative topics

Within this framework the books address three themes:

  • regional, continental and comparative studies
  • planning histories of key cities
  • changing planning ideologies and policies


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Urban & Land Use Planning