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 prevalent role , as in the case of the fascinating and mysterious petroglyphs
in the desert of Nazca in Peru : carvings and paths marked in the rocky expanse
to plot out a sort of rationalization of astral space and the cycle of the seasons .
The space thus defined is reminiscent in its grandeur and the distribution of the
rooms of the model of the Roman early Christian basilica , but renewed with the
introduction of several elements of striking modernity : the use of exceedingly ...
The open space of the huge square must in all likelihood have been organized
as a garden and it was possible to admire within its precinct magnificent works by
the most famous Greek sculptors of the classical era , such as Polycletus and ...
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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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