With this fourth edition, we are happy to report that PER has established itself as a scholarly journal that attracts academicians, practitioners, and government officials to submit articles on diverse topics related to preservation education and research. We are particularly pleased to announce that PER has recently been added to the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.
Readers will find two initiatives beginning with this volume. This is the first issue of PER to include some color images. The article by Barbara Klinkhammer, which investigates Le Corbusier’s development of a palette, design, and treatment, challenged us to print in color, and we hope to have enough financial support to continue this practice in future issues. This volume is also the first to include the new Forum, featuring readers’ discussions on papers published in previous issues of PER. We are pleased to start this new tradition with Elissa Rosenberg’s response to D. Fairchild Ruggles’s article entitled “A Critical View of Landscape Preservation and the Role of Landscape Architects,” which was published in PER 2 (2009).
PER 4 features seven papers. Jennifer Minner examines cultural landscape preservation in the Formosa landscape restoration plan, which includes the Elisabet Ney Museum, located in Austin, Texas. Two papers are devoted to international topics of preservation. Gabriela Campagnol examines industrial archaeology as a relatively new trend in preserving industrial heritage in Brazil, and Barbara Klinkhammer investigates Le Corbusier’s use of color in his architectural projects in France. Two additional articles discuss HABS collections and the challenges of documentation. Ashley R. Wilson and Mark Schara look at South Carolina, while Virginia B. Price examines these topics in Rhode Island and Mississippi. Finally, this issue of PER includes two papers on pedagogy: Keith D. Alexander reflects on eight semesters of employing service learning in an Editors’ Note undergraduate historic preservation course, and John A. Matteo talks about the lack of a specific curriculum for preservation engineering.
Catherine Zipf, PER’s book review editor, solicited four book reviews. Jeff Tilman discusses Greening Modernism: Preservation, Sustainability and the Modern Movement by Carl J. Stein; Elizabeth Spoden considers Andrew Hurley’s book Beyond Preservation: Using History to Revitalize Inner Cities; Caitlin M. Emery surveys Architectural Finishes in the Built Environment, edited by Mary A. Jablonski and Catherine R. Matsen; and Anne E. Bruder reviews How To Write A Historic Structure Report by David Arbogast.
As we have acknowledged in each volume, continued publication would not be possible without all of the authors and the editorial consultants who have assisted us in our work. Equally important is the special funding. We would like to thank the Clarence S. Stein Institute for Urban and Landscape Studies at Cornell University for continuing support; the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, under Dean Jorge Vanegas; and the Department of Architecture under interim head Ward Wells at Texas A&M University, for their ongoing contributions.
Anat Geva and Kevin Glowacki
Editors, Preservation Education & Research
Industrial Archaeology and Brazilian Industrial Heritage
After Purism: Le Corbusier and Color
Preservation Engineering: Framing a New Curriculum
John A. Matteo
Drawing Details: Taking Measure of the HABS Collection
Virginia B. Price
Our State So Rich in Architectural Heritage: Documentation Efforts in South Carolina, 1933- 1940.
Ashley R. Wilson & Mark Schara
David Arbogast. How To Write A Historic Structure Report.
Anne E. Bruder