By Richard Longstreth, Susan Calafate Boyle, Susan Buggey, Michael Caratzas, Courtney P. Fint, Heidi Hohmann, Hillary Jenks, Randall Mason
Protection has routinely eager about saving admired structures of old or architectural importance. holding cultural landscapes-the mixed cloth of the ordinary and man-made environments-is a comparatively new and infrequently misunderstood suggestion between preservationists, however it is of accelerating value. The essays amassed during this volume-case reviews that come with the Little Tokyo local in l. a., the pass Bronx limited-access highway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this method might be fruitfully utilized. jointly, they clarify cultural panorama viewpoint should be an important underpinning for all old renovation tasks. members: Susan Calafate Boyle, nationwide Park carrier; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks upkeep fee (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia historical renovation workplace; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa kingdom U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, nationwide Park carrier; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri nation U. Richard Longstreth is professor of yankee civilization and director of the graduate software in ancient upkeep at George Washington collage.
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The CRA has transformed Little Tokyo into “a national symbol and center for Japanese American history, arts, and service organizations,” instead of a living site of Japanese American community. The question of whether Little Tokyo still is a living Japanese American community is worth asking. 7. Little Tokyo tourist information kiosk, installed by the municipal government in 2003. Photograph by author, 2004. skid row missions. 26 What does the cultural landscape of memory that has been created in Little Tokyo do for these contemporary residents?
Landscapes are indeed texts that tell stories. Part of the story that Lexington’s courthouse square tells is conveyed through what is memorialized there. Because preservation is itself a form of memorializing and interpretive activity, preservationists might utilize the idea that meaning and value are socially constructed together with a poststructural notion of discourse to become critically aware of their own practices. James and Nancy Duncan cite preservation activity in a Vancouver neighborhood as a way of illustrating that landscapes are texts that concretize ideology.
Although Herman was discussing a boat, it is worthwhile to consider his taxidermy metaphor with regard to landscapes. 28. Alanen and Melnick, Preserving Cultural Landscapes, 16. 29. “How to Apply the National Register Criteria for Evaluation,” National Register Bulletin 15 (1991): 2. 30. Catherine Howett, “Integrity as a Value in Cultural Landscape Preservation,” in Preserving Cultural Landscapes, ed. Alanen and Melnick, 188. 31. Catherine Bishir, “Yuppies, Bubbas, and the Politics of Culture,” in Perspectives in Vernacular Architecture, III, ed.