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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Not only does the building in which the chapel is located owe its existence to
Stefan Hrelyu, but so do the two carved wooden doors and the exquisite throne
originally located there, now on exhibit in the museum of the monastery.
The Royal Palace of Fontainebleau, located inside the forest of the same name
and first built at the turn of the twelfth century as a hunting lodge, was from the
sixteenth century one of the most important and prestigious sites of the French
On the triumphal arch is located the image of the etimasia (preparation), that is,
the empty throne of Christ, guarded by angels awaiting the Last Judgement. In
the apse is the portrayal of the Virgin Mary and beneath that, to symbolize the ...
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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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