Value in the View: Conserving Historic Urban Views presents readers with a comprehensive study of the ideas and philosophies at work in policies of view protection. The power of UNESCO’s policy of view protection is investigated through six studies of contemporary cities (London, Dresden, St Petersburg, Istanbul and Vancouver). With the idea of ‘the view’ at its core, this book examines how dominant international ideas of heritage are constructed, maintained and reinforced, and explores how they exert power over the urban and architectural form of contemporary cities. It’s a highly engaging guide that will aid practitioners in the implementation of policy and design of development within historic urban contexts, as well as contributing to scholarly debate on the protection of views in architecture and planning.
Table of Contents
1. The Elevated View 2. Vedute di Roma 3. Britain's First Protected Vista: The View from Richmond Hill 4. Indignation: Preserving The View 5. Contmporary Policies - London 6. Dresden 7. St. Petersburg 8. Istanbul 9. Vancouver 10. Towards an International Methodology
Tom Brigden is a Senior Architect and Senior Heritage Consultant at Purcell LLP, the UK's largest conservation specialist. Tom is a specialist in conservation architecture and heritage consultancy, predominantly in the UK but also in Italy, North America and Australia.