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Daniel Bluestone

(Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1984)
Associate Professor and Director Preservation Program
Department of Architectural History

dblues@virginia.edu

 
Daniel Bluestone is a specialist in nineteenth century American architecture and urbanism. His book Constructing Chicago (1991) was awarded the American Institute of Architects International Book Award and the National Historic Preservation book prize. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Architectural Historians. In 1998 he was invited to participate in the Getty Conservation Institute's Agora project, a small international panel charged with formulating new approaches to cultural heritage preservation, education, and economics to complement international programs in material conservation. Bluestone is working on a book that surveys the history and politics of historic preservation in the United States. His essay "Academics in Tennis Shoes, Historic Preservation and the Academy" appeared in the special end of the century issue of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Bluestone teaches American architecture, the theory of historic preservation, and courses that survey the methods of site-specific architectural and landscape history and preservation. A highly regarded advocate of community preservation and public history, Bluestone directs the School's historic preservation program. The preservation certificate program offers courses that encourage both specialized work in a students field of study and scrutinize the general principles and ethics of historic preservation. The interdisciplinary program involves students and faculty from Architectural History, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Planning.

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