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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At solemn ceremonies, the aristocratic spectators would take their places on the
facing terrace, the orchestra on the eastern side, the percussion instruments (
gongs, cymbals, and drums) on the western side. The presence of the music
Panoramic view of the Taj Mahal from the terrace of. The Taj Mahal in Agra The
Taj Mahal, the masterpiece of Muslim art in India and the recognized symbol of
the entire nation, is certainly one of the best known and admired monuments on ...
Each terrace is surrounded by open-air patios, with strips of bas-reliefs. ... The
panels of the lower terraces are valuable sources of information on the objects of
everyday life between the eighth and ninth centuries in Java: buildings, ships, ...
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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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