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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of what the residential quarters of Rome, the capital, must have been like;
unquestionably the models of life but also the various customs must have been
copied from the metropolis. In order to trace the development of this pictorial
... present a white chalk plaster that includes arabesques and filigrees of various
sizes and styles. Alabaster is also used there, a material employed in the Palace
of Ghumdan, and progressively replaced in modern buildings by coloured glass.
Since there was no system of writing, the accounts of the various Indios were
based on oral tradition, which each father handed down to each son, insisting on
repetition and relying on the mnemonic assistance of the quipo. The quipo, in ...
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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
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Cecilia Gibellini Camilla Palestra
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