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 plaza covered an immense area ( roughly a hectare , or two - anda - half
acres ) and the excavations done in the 1920s unearthed only the eastern part .
Almost all of the buildings that overlooked the square were made of white marble
The Plaza de Armas was the centre of civil and secular power: on its western side
stood the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales (1776–91), now transformed into
the Museo de la Ciudad, a sumptuous residence arranged around a patio, ...
On the northern side of the Plaza de Armas is another noteworthy example of the
local Baroque, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo (1772-1776) or, as it was originally
called, the Casa de Correos: it had been built as the headquarters of the Royal ...
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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
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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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