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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Here we find the renowned marble sculpture by François Girardon and Thomas
Regnaudin depicting Apollo Served by the Nymphs ( 1666 – 72 ) . On the facing
page This imposing secretaire from the reign of Louis XV is one of the most ...
In their view , the absence of Kitchens , cellars , stables , moats , drawbridge , or
any other defensive elements typical of medieval castles rules out the possibility
that Castel del Monte served any civil or military functions and leads them to ...
... which make up a building separate from the main construction is typical of
Muslim architecture , and it served a dual function : it protected the riches
concealed in the interior and it served to separate the holy space from the
profane space .
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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
The Palace and Gardens
Victor Hortas Brussels
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