World Heritage: Archaeological Sites and Urban Centres
First volume of three that Skira and UNESCO are launching to illustrate and describe world heritage places. This volume, devoted specifically to archaeological areas and urban centres, focuses on forty-six emblematic instances of diverse geographic, cultural, and historic sites, distant in time and space, but presented together in a single, clear, and fascinating collection. With this instrument for learning and understanding, and through a particularly rich array of images, places of all sorts, distant in time and space, can be found together in a single, clear, and fascinating collection devoted to the complex paths of human history and culture: a true heritage of every nation and every individual.
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The walls are entirely covered with mosaics and stuccoes of classical inspiration ,
which create an optical illusion of a gallery with triple arches . At the centre of the
dome is the scene of the Baptism of Christ , which features the personification ...
... socle above which the walls were covered to the ceiling by a vitreous mosaic
that was clearly of Hellenistic inspiration ( it originally covered more than 4,000
square metres , or about one acre , the largest mosaic decoration ever made ) .
double portico and the centre of it is covered by a dome of ablution for the rituals
that precede the prayer , while adjoining the porticoed side is the Bayt al - Mal or
the Dome of Treasure , a small octagonal pavilion covered with refined mosaics ...
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Monumental Sites : Treasury of World Culture Series UNESCO World Heritage (World Heritage)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This lavishly illustrated work is the second of three volumes in the "UNESCO World Heritage" series, which draws from some 700 sites on the World Heritage List to present works thematically. This ... Read full review
Treasury of World Culture : Archaeological Sites and Urban Centers UNESCO World Heritage (UNESCO World Heritage)User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
For more than 30 years, the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified and documented sites that represent "the cultural ... Read full review
Contents Vatican City 90
Dubrovnik Vicenza and the Palladian Villas
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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