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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In the middle of the square was a large round courtyard, surrounded by a two-
storey portico: the columns of the two orders (Doric and Ionic) are surmounted by
a straight-line trabeation, which replaced the traditional succession of arches.
The configuration of the complex remained virtually unchanged until 1922, when
the thirteenth Dalai Lama, a political figure of considerable importance, restored
a substantial part of the White Palace and added two storeys to the Red Palace.
In keeping with the tradition of disorientation so intrinsic to the Japanese castle,
the Castle of the White Heron - in reality a complex of eighty-three buildings - '
reveals' only five storeys from the exterior, but on the interior there are seven
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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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