Interpreting Our Heritage

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/18/2008
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

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For fifty years, Interpreting Our Heritage has been an indispensable sourcebook for those who are responsible for and who respond to interpretive materials at national parks and monuments. This anniversary edition includes an entirely new selection of photographs, six additional essays by Freeman Tilden, and a new foreword and introduction that put this classic work into perspective for present and future generations. Whether the problem is to make a prehistoric site come to life or to explain the geological theory behind a particular rock formation, Tilden provides helpful principles to follow.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction to the Fourth Editionp. 1
Principles of Interpretationp. 25
The Visitor's First Interestp. 36
Raw Material and Its Productp. 44
The Story's the Thingp. 53
Not Instruction but Provocationp. 59
Toward a Perfect Wholep. 68
For the Younger Mindp. 76
The Written Wordp. 89
Past into Presentp. 101
Nothing in Excessp. 112
The Mystery of Beautyp. 119
The Priceless Ingredientp. 126
Of Gadgetryp. 133
The Happy Amateurp. 138
Vistas of Beautyp. 148
Freeman Tilden's Later Interpretive Writings
Mindsight: The Aim of Interpretationp. 161
That Elderly Schoolma'am: Naturep. 166
The Constructive Aspect of Inactionp. 174
Two Concord Men in a Boatp. 182
An Interpretive Idealp. 187
Indexp. 201
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