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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Octagonal space on the ground floor of the Hotel Tassel. At the centre, notice the
metal grate that covers the heating duct, while the mosaic floors and the windows
depict enveloping plantlike motifs. On the facing page Staircase of the Hotel ...
On the facing page A crystalline geometric rigour dominates the structure of
Castel del Monte, a monumental block with an octagonal form, with eight
ctagonal towers on each of its eight corners. The courtyard that opens up in the
centre of the.
An octagonal marble screen surrounds the tombs of the two monarchs in the
funerary chamber of the mausoleum. On the facing page View of the Taj Mahal at
sunset from the octagonal tower of the Red Fort. On pages 276-77 The geometric
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