"Acclaimed architect and preservationist Arthur Cotton Moore has transformed America's cities in tangible ways, as his portfolio of restoration projects over the last three decades––exhibited in The Powers of Preservation: New Life for Urban Historic Places–– makes clear. From his first undertaking, Canal Square, a warehouse area in Washington, D.C. to the restoration of the Library of Congress in 1980, Moore has sought new uses for faded buildings; his thoughts on these endeavors and on the preservation movement are peppered with 100-odd color and b&w photos."
Publishers Weekly, 7/27/98
"When Moore strode through the Library of Congress in 1997 after the completion of its magnificent renovation, he surely felt a swirling mix of emotions. Charged with a redesign that would usher the library into the 21st century, Moore and his firm rose to the challenge, and the Library of Congress now stands as a beautifully preserved monument that will enhance the power of information for ages to come.
"Internationally recognized and a winner of numerous design awards, Moore has worked on many successful historic preservation projects in the United States. His book is a testament to his gift as a perceptive visionary; in it he looks at restoration, city preservation, the revitalization of downtowns, and the adaptation of existing buildings. Moore is not stodgy, either––he stresses the importance of preservation with a delightful sense of humor.
"Highly recommended for academic and public libraries."
-- Library Journal, 9/15/98