World Heritage: Monumental Sites
This second of the three-volume UNESCO World Heritage series examines "monument structures" sites that can be seen as an essence of their cultures. The UNESCO World Heritage program selected 47 monuments based on historical importance and stylistic variations employed for the exercise of political power, social prestige, luxury, religious worship, and collective memory. The panorama includes the Taj Mahal of Agra, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Temple of Borobudur, the Alhambra, the Kremlin, the Pueblo of Taos, and one of the most recognized monuments to a historical moment-the Statue of Liberty. Taken together, these sites are a timeline of civilization that range from the pyramids at Giza to the modernist buildings designed by Victor Horta in Brussels.
Travelers will revel in the possibilities; historians and students will turn to the rich text describing the heritage of every nation and every individual.
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The room known as the Marmorsaal, entirely faced with Carrara. On the facing
page View of the central structure of the magnificent building of the Neues Palais,
built for Frederick 1 1 between 1763 and 1770. View, from above, of the fortified ...
This is where the concerts held by Frederick II took place. The Chinesisches
Teehaus was built between 1754 and 1757, in keeping with the taste for
chinoiseries and the exotic that had spread throughout the courts of Europe.
FREDERICK II ...
FREDERICK II THE GREAT Frederick II of Prussia, known as Frederick the Great
(1712-86), was one of the first of the enlightened despots: under the influence of
the French philosopher Voltaire, he abolished torture and limited the use of the ...
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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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