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Architecture in conservation:managing development at historic sites

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Architecture in Conservation addresses the problems museums and heritage organizations face in their attempts to adapt old buildings and historic sites to meet the needs of both administrators and visitors. More specifically, this book discusses how to integrate new buildings into historic sites. James Strike, answers, for example, the question of how to create a visitors' center at Stonehenge.These problems become still more complex when budgets are minimal and when damage to the environment or setting is a distinct possibility. Architecture in Conservation argues that members of the heritage industry must respond sensitively to the limitations or potential of the environment. The book contains a number of international case studies which illustrate both good and bad examples of building practice and is a helpful handbook for those commissioning heritage work.

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