World Heritage: Monumental Sites
This second volume, dedicated specifically to monumental sites, focuses on forty-seven emblematic instances of diverse geographic, cultural, and historic sites, providing each with a clear, well-documented explanatory text, enriched with in-depth boxes and a beautiful selection of pictures with detailed captions. This volume is a fabulous guide through wonderful sites such as the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn, the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, Mount Athos, The Kremlin of Moscow, the Great Wall of China, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the Forbidden City in Beijing, The Taj Mahal, the Royal Palaces of Abomey, the Pueblo of Taos and the Statue of Liberty in New York among many others.
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The earliest Gothic cathedrals , such as the Cathedral of Saint - Denis or the Canterbury Abbey , were split up vertically into four strips : at the bottom , the arcades , above them the tribune , then the triforium , and finally the ...
On the facing page The large hall of the upper basilica , punctuated by square bays covered by cross vaults , combines an attention to light that is typical of Gothic architecture , with the solidity and murality ' of Romanesque ...
FINLAND Bourges Cathedral The Cathedral of Saint Etienne of Bourges , built between the late twelfth and late thirteenth centuries , is one of the great masterpieces of Gothic art and is admired for its proportions and the unity of its ...
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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
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