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Daniel Bluestone

Director, Preservation Studies Program; Professor, History of Art & Architecture; Professor, American and New England Studies, Boston University

Daniel Bluestone is a specialist in nineteenth century American architecture and urbanism. Bluestone’s Buildings, Landscapes, and Memory: Case Studies in Historic Preservation (W.W. Norton, 2011) received the Society of Architectural Historians 2013 Antoinette Forrester Downing Book Award for “the most outstanding publication devoted to historical topics in the preservation field that enhances the understanding and protection of the built environment.” The book surveys the changing history, nature, and politics of historic preservation in the United States between the early 19th century and today. Mr. Bluestone’s book Constructing Chicago (1991) was awarded the American Institute of Architects International Book Award and the National Historic Preservation book prize.


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    Director, Preservation Studies Program, AMNESP; Professor, History of Art & Architecture, Boston University