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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A place of special importance is held by the monumental complex of Santa Maria
delle Grazie in Milan: masterpiece of Solari's Gothic architecture, transformed into
a Renaissance array as a ducal mausoleum for the Sforza family by Donato ...
On the facing page View of the abbey complex, with the three semi-circular apses
of the church, dating back to the higher Middle Ages, and the massive structure of
the tower-house, built in the fifteenth century for the abbess of the convent.
The ruins of the seventh-century construction were incorporated into the
foundation of the larger complex, which still stands today. Work began in 1645,
involving 7,000 labourers and 1,500 craftsmen. After three years, the fifth Dalai
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