This edition of PER continues our tradition of diversity in article content. We are particularly happy to have two invited special reports—one by Ted Ligibel, on the educational benefits of the annual preservation field school offered at Eastern Michigan University, and the other by Michael Tomlan on the early history of the National Council for Preservation Education. As in previous issues, special reports address issues, trends, and current status of education within the preservation discipline. These reports help to round out the primary academic-research focus of the journal and provide up-to-date information to our readers.
In longer articles, Manish Chalana reports on the results of his empirical research examining more than twenty years of cultural landscape study and project work in the National Park System. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree discusses Edward Durell Stone’s Carlson Terrace at the University of Arkansas, recently demolished, as an example of modernist site planning and design that exemplifies the social and educational values of its era. Michael O’Brien covers the evolution of platform frame building construction from the mid-nineteenth century, and then demonstrates the evolution from balloon frame to western-platform frame structure using case studies of two buildings in Virginia. Louis Tassinary, Dawn Jourdan and Sze Li survey the history of law and its effects on preservation of stone walls in New England.
Six books are reviewed in this edition, and again we think there will be something of interest to everyone. Works reviewed are Charles Birnbaum and Stephanie Foell’s edited volume of essays in the Pioneers of Landscape Architecture series, Shaping the American Landscape (reviewed by Ann Komara), Place, Race, and Story: Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation written by Ned Kaufman (Christine Madrid French and Scot A. French, reviewers), Robert A. Young’s Historic Preservation Technology: A Primer (Stephen J. Kelley, reviewer), Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice edited by Richard Longstreth (Cynthia Melendy, reviewer), J. Stanley Rabun and Richard Kelso’s Building Evaluation for Adaptive Reuse and Preservation (reviewed by Arnold N. Robinson), and finally, The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation written by Steven W. Semes (Catherine W. Zipf, reviewer).
Continued publication would not be possible without all of these authors as well as the editorial consultants who have assisted us in our work. Equally important is the special funding received. We would like to thank the Clarence S. Stein Institute for Urban and Landscape Studies at Cornell University for supporting all three volumes to date. The College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, under Dean Jorge Vanegas, has also contributed substantial annual funding toward our production expenses. We would also like to thank the Department of Architecture and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University for their continuing support.
Nancy Volkman, who is serving out her final year as a co-editor, wishes to thank the Board of NCPE for their invitation to help in initiating Preservation Education and Research. It has been both a pleasure and a challenge to be involved in forming guidelines and standards for what we all hope is of great benefit to both professionals and educators. The Editorial Board has been much appreciated as a guiding force, especially in their efforts to garner funding. She would also like to thank Gali Zilbershtein, Patricia Gioia, and Catherine Zipf, whose efforts have added so much to PER’s content and style. Nancy appreciates having worked with Anat and Kevin, from whom she has learned as much as she has from the articles. She especially wants to thank them for their patience with any stubbornness or procrastination that may have made their efforts harder. Thanks and best wishes to Anat and Kevin as they continue to evolve the journal.
ANAT GEVA, NANCY VOLKMAN, and KEVIN GLOWACKI
Editors, Preservation Education & Research
In Memoriam: Edward Durell Stone’s Carlson Terrace, 1957-2007
Stone Walls, Cities, and the Law
Louis G. Tassinary, Dawn Jourdan, and Sze Li
The Value of a Preservation Field School Learning Experience
Ted J. Ligibel
Robert A. Young, Historic Preservation Technology: A Primer
Stephen J. Kelley
Ned Kaufman, Place Race, and Story: Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation
Christine Madrid French, Scot A. French
Abstracts, Preservation Education & Research, Volume Three, 2010
Special Announcement: PER Forum, Preservation Education & Research, Volume Four, 2011
Preservation Education & Research, Information for Contributors & Reader