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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Between 1890 and 1903, the most fertile period in his career, Horta designed in
Brussels twenty-four homes and a number of non-residential buildings such as
the Maison du Peuple (1895-99, destroyed in 1964) and the department store A ...
In 1770, on the occasion of the marriage of the Dauphin, the Theatre de l'Opera
was inaugurated at the far end of the right wing; it was designed by Jacques-
Ange Gabriel and it seated over 700 guests. The opera house is surrounded by
Luigi Vanvitelli designed the immense park behind the palace, built after his
death by his son Carlo, according to Vanvitelli's sketches and landscape
descriptions, laying out broad and sweeping views and perspecti- val vanishing
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