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Closely related to the postmodernist interest in historical styles was the historic preservation movement, which during the last decades of the 20th century led to the renovation of many landmark older buildings and to a tendency to resist new architecture that seemed to threaten the scale or stylistic integrity of existing structures. The stark, confrontational approach of modernism has been replaced by a more inclusive sense of the architectural heritage that acknowledges and seeks to preserve the very finest achievements of every period.

Closely related to the postmodernist interest in historical styles was the historic preservation movement, which during the last decades of the 20th century led to the renovation of many landmark older buildings and to a tendency to resist new architecture that seemed to threaten the scale or stylistic integrity of existing structures. The stark, confrontational approach of modernism has been replaced by a more inclusive sense of the architectural heritage that acknowledges and seeks to preserve the very finest achievements of every period.

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Barnes, Bernadine, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History, Wake Forest University. Author of "Michelangelo's Last Judgement: The Renaissance Response", and "Eva/Ava: Women in Renaissance and Baroque Prints".



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architectural heritage, new architecture, stark, tendency, renovation, century, scale, period, decades

 
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