Princeton University Library Catalog

Saving San Antonio : the preservation of a heritage / Lewis F. Fisher ; foreword by T.R. Fehrenbach.

Author:
Fisher, Lewis F. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • San Antonio : Maverick Books, Trinity University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Εdition:
Second edition.
Description:
xiv, 606 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm
Summary note:
"Peels back the myths surrounding more than a century of preservation triumphs and failures to reveal a lively mosaic of San Antonio's cultural and architectural soul"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 583-589) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: the goose with the golden eggs -- I. Preservation west of the Mississippi begins in San Antonio (1879-1924) -- A city of "odd and antiquated foreignness" -- Preservation becomes a cause -- The "march of progress" quickens -- II. Feeding the golden goose (1924-1941) -- Artistic activists organize -- The Spanish revival -- Putting San José Mission back together -- Showdowns on the river -- III. Clashing over urban redevelopment (1941-1971) -- Conservationists enter a new era -- Six flags over San Antonio -- Doomsday for city parks -- An urban expressway sparks a ten-year war -- A world's fair caught in the cross fire -- Washington politics and detente -- IV. Cutting deals (1971-1996) -- Viva NIOSA! -- Arsenal to Ursuline -- No shows at the Texas, none x-rated at the Aztec -- Hits and misses -- The case of the Fairmount Hotel -- V. Toward San Antonio's fourth century (since 1996) -- Smartphones to the rescue -- The core city crucible -- Defending cultural heritage -- A World Heritage Site.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781595347770 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 1595347771 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016035682
OCLC:
956263962
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