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 PAINTED DECORATION The exceedingly rich pictorial archive of Pompeii
in Roman times has long constituted the ... Surely inspired by Hellenistic models,
the Roman wall paintings are conventionally divided into four 'styles', Or, to be ...
The paintings of Ajanta constitute one of the highest examples of Indian painting,
of which only very rare specimens survive. The chief value of this site consists
precisely in the fact that it contains similar works of exceptional artistic quality and
EPISODES FROM THE LIFE OF THE BUDDHA IN THE PAINTINGS AT AJANTA
In the paintings that adorn the caves are narrated countless episodes linked to
the hagiography of the Buddha; many of them refer to the collection of stories ...
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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
Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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