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001    887186626 
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008    140806s2015    vaua     b   s001 0 eng   
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050 00 NA712.5.M63|bL66 2015 
082 00 720.973|223 
100 1  Longstreth, Richard W.,|eauthor. 
240 10 Essays.|kSelections 
245 10 Looking beyond the icons :|bmidcentury architecture, 
       landscape, and urbanism /|cRichard Longstreth. 
264  1 Charlottesville :|bUniversity of Virginia Press,|c2015. 
300    x, 271 pages :|billustrations ;|c26 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Style and taste -- The problem with "style" -- Taste 
       versus history -- Some challenges of the recent past -- 
       The difficult legacy of urban renewal -- The last 
       landscape -- The extraordinary postwar suburb -- The lost 
       shopping center -- Extraordinary and unknown -- New 
       Orleans new and old: St. Frances Cabrini Church, 
       liturgical reform, and historical association -- The power
       of reserve: a Christian Science complex in the heart of 
       the nation's capital -- A modernist's tribute to Lincoln 
       and the remembrance of the war: Richard Neutra's visitor 
       center at Gettysburg -- Douglas Haskell's Adirondack 
       legacy: the understated campus of North Country School and
       Camp Treetops -- Commonplace and taken for granted -- 
       Assessing a vernacular landscape: a community garden in 
       Washington, D.C. -- Nonconforming modernism: the 
       Friendship shopping center in Washington, D.C. -- The 
       continuous transformation of Savannah's Broughton Street -
       - Building houses, creating community: Joseph Geeraert and
       the development of Twinbrook. 
520    Renowned for his extensive work in architectural history 
       and historic preservation as an educator, scholar, 
       activist, and public lecturer, Richard Longstreth is one 
       of the most important architectural preservationists of 
       the recent past. Looking beyond the Icons offers a 
       generous and diverse selection of his writings over the 
       past twenty-five years. The author explores a variety of 
       topics related to midcentury (ca. 1945-70) preservation 
       efforts, including practical, intellectual, and 
       psychological dilemmas associated with preserving the 
       recent past, preservation-related deficiencies in the 
       urban planning process, and preservation of specific types
       of buildings. This collection offers a new understanding 
       of the richness and variety of mid-twentieth-century U.S. 
       architecture, landscape, and urbanism, and provides a 
       detailed analysis of both the imperatives for and the 
       challenges involved in preserving this legacy. 
650  0 Modern movement (Architecture)|zUnited States. 
650  0 Cultural landscapes|zUnited States. 
650  0 City planning|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th century. 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628.