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 genuine prototype of European Romanesque architecture, the text ranges on
to that masterpiece of both ancient and modern architecture that is the Palatine
Chapel of Aachen, built by Charlemagne as a symbol of his newly won imperial ...
veil those symbols. And so it may be useful to observe how the emperor set
himself in a veritable 'plan of the cardinal points of the compass': once he sat on
his throne, he turned his face towards the river of golden waters (jin- shuihe),
The Taj Mahal in Agra The Taj Mahal, the masterpiece of Muslim art in India and
the recognized symbol of the entire nation, is certainly one of the best known and
admired monuments on earth. It was built at the behest of Shah Jahan, emperor ...
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