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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... the animals of medieval bestiaries (the basilisk, the locust, the pelican), the
scene of the Mystical Mill, interpreted as an allusion to the links between the Old
and New Testaments, or the depic- I tion customarily interpreted as the 'gathering
... Castilho completed a daring experimentation with hybrid solutions, while the
four remaining cloisters, more classical in style, are surrounded by two stacked
orders of arcades on Tuscan-style columns, alternating however with a trabea-
... its 30 metres of height it launches the ultimate challenge of verticaliza- tion. It is
the 'sphere of formlessness', or the 'heaven of non-form', the arupadhatu. From an
aeroplane, the temple seems like a lotus ready to blossom, floating on the ...
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