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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While Castel del Monte, one of the favourite residences of the Emperor Frederick
II of Swabia, appears in spite of its stern, repeated octagonal forms, as a place
devoted to the pleasures of hunting as well as an emblematic site of imperial ...
The Castle of Schonbrunn, located 10 kilometres to the south-west of Vienna,
was first built in the sixteenth century as a hunting lodge, and it later became one
of the residences of the Habsburg Imperial Dynasty, reflecting over the years their
Two parts of the original imperial complex have survived: the Coronation Hall (or
Aula Regia), which is currently located in the Town Hall, built in the fourteenth
century, and the Palatine Chapel, around which the cathedral would later be built
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