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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As early as the frescoes in the Archbishopric of Udine, considered the
masterpiece of his younger years, we can see that the artist has acquired a
greater freedom and looseness in his spatial construction, and has lightened his
colours into ...
The courtyard of the Mosque of the Shah appears as a succession of 'seven-
colour' tiles, which allowed the Seljuks to combine rapidity of construct ion with
decorative elegance. On the facing page The iwan of the Masjid-i Shah. A niche
in the ...
On the facing page The Safavid decorators made use of two key colours: the
ochre of the earth and the light-blue of the sky. Buddha meditating, repeated
thousands of times. The fourth grotto, usually. was used to describe the garden of
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