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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At first, the structure was nothing more than a small square enclosure, consisting
on two sides of ancient walls and, on the northern and eastern sides, of wooden
palisades guarded by moats. In 1077, just a little over one decade after its ...
After entering the service of Pope Paul IV in 1555, he built in the Vatican Gardens
the Casino of Pope Pius IV, with a facade richly encrusted with stuccoes inspired
by the decorative motifs of ancient sarcophagi, and he supervised the ...
pects: soaring jets, burbling springs, wreaths, cascades, and broad veils of water
spraying in fan-like sheets. In the ancient world, the sense of marvel and wonder
prompted by the presence of water was increased by the surprise of the scherzi, ...
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