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 second storey of the courtyard presents an order of Corinthian pillars and is surmounted by a high roof with dormer windows topped by triangular pediments ; the colonnade that surrounds much of the ground floor was added later ...
... all convex terracotta tiles of the golden yellow of the memories of foreign domination that roofs topping the myriad ... thanks to the translucent glaze ' southern capital Nanking ( Nanjing , in Chithat covers all the roof tiles .
The deul presents a hypertrophic vertical development , a sort of turreted roof , called the sikhara . The jagamohan , on the other hand , has a pidha roof , with low platforms , like so many theatrical stages .
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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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