World Heritage Sites: A Complete Guide to 878 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Firefly Books, 2009 - Architecture - 832 pages
Updated for 2010, this guide fully describes every official UNESCO World Heritage site.
In 1959, UNESCO launched an international campaign to safeguard the world's most important sites, which led to the first World Heritage List. In clear text that highlights all the fascinating facts, this revised edition of World Heritage Sites details all 890 properties, including the 13 new sites added in 2009.
Covering 148 countries, the World Heritage List has proved to be a valuable tool in the battle to preserve much of the world's cultural and natural heritage. Its strict criteria result in only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary sites making it onto the list, including:
The new sites added to this edition are:
Featuring gorgeous photographs and updated maps, World Heritage Sites is uniquely comprehensive.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 with the ambitious goal to build peace in the minds of men and women through education, social and natural science, culture and communication.
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This is now recognised as the most important cycle of painting from this period.
These forest. All these Guarani reducciones (settlements) are laid out on the
same model: the church, the residence of the Fathers, and the regularly spaced ...
Cappadocian monasticism was already well established in the iconoclast period
(725-842), as illustrated by the decoration in many of the sanctuaries: a minimum
of symbols, most often sculpted or tempera- painted crosses. But after 842 ...
Aristocratic society clustered around the imperial court forthe four centuries of the
Heian period (794-1192). By the end of this period, however, the military samurai
class was growing in power, and civil war started in 1185. It led to the ...
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