World Heritage: Monumental Sites
Skira, 2003 - Travel - 383 pages
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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The ziggurat of Borobudur: from above, the temple looks like. that the trabeation
is a single piece of especially dense-grained chlorite. A piece of chlorite of this
sort is not too hard to carve, but it is sufficiently strong to capture every smallest ...
The name of Borobudur is often translated as 'temple on the hill', but the term
actually constitutes an abbreviation of ... Borobudur was meant, therefore,
beginning with its very silhouette, to echo the idea of a mountain - and not just
The Temple of Borobudur measures 123 metres at its base and it originally rose
42 metres in height; today, partially covered by earth, it rises no higher than 31.5
metres. With its 55,000 cubic metres of stone, equal to 1 million pieces of stone ...
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