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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Monumental Sites Valerio Terraroli. Typical point of entrance to a convent
complex. The Xuanyue Portal, standing 20 metres tall and 13 metres wide, at the
beginning of the sacred road, paved with stone, that leads to the summit of the
At the entrance, a long corridor full of shops leads to a courtyard where we find
the inner portal, the genuine entrance ... The portal is a three-storey building
faced with red sandstone, with a colossal arcade in the centre; the entrance
opens in ...
The entrance is located in the middle of the north side, just above the base. In the
interior, the narrow passageway splits in two: heading down you reach a
chamber carved into the rock beneath the monument; heading up you reach a
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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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