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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On the facing page The large hall of the upper basilica, punctuated by square
bays covered by cross vaults, combines an attention to light that is typical of
Gothic architecture, with the solidity and 'murality' of Romanesque architecture,
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Proceeding towards the main altar, one enters the tribune, square in plan with
four large arches that, merging with the pendentives, support the dome, set on a
low tambour, punctuated by sixteen pilaster strips, with false twin-light windows.
The south-central section of the Kremlin is known as the Cathedral Square
because it is overlooked by the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Cathedral of the
Annunciation, and the Cathedral of Saint Michael Archangel. Designed by Alvisio
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