Preserving the World's Great Cities
The author collected tales of cities known for their historic beauty, contrasting their thoughtless destruction with the story of those who fought to save them.
A new book by Anthony M. Tung
Clarkson Potter - 469pages - $40.00
Preservation has always had a movement, but never a history. Anthony Tung, a former New York City Landmarks Preservation Commissioner, instructor of architectural history, and lecturer on preservation around the globe, has brought out a volume that is sure to become definitive of the genre. Tung traveled to 22 cities around the world, ignoring the fairly common bias towards Western cities, and has chronicled their history in this subtly instructive but never didactic volume.
In the Cause of Architecture secured an interview with Mr. Tung, and also presents an excerpt from the text, and a review of the work.