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Treasury of World Culture : Monumental - Valerio Terraroli

Treasury of World Culture


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This second volume of the three-volume UNESCO World Heritage series examines individual monumental structures considered emblematic as extraordinary examples of creativity, history and art. With respect to UNESCO'S official list of sites, published in the appendix of the book, forty-seven monuments were selected based on historical importance, monumental spectacularity and the stylistic variations employed by different cultures as they assembled forms and symbols tied to these sites used for the exercise of political power, social prestige, luxury, religious worship and collective memory. The informative text provides the history of each monument, its structural and stylistic stratifications, and its salient artistic and historical points. The panorama includes the Taj Mahal of Agra, the Prohibited City of Beijing, the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, The Temple of Borobudur, The Alhambra in Granada, the Kremlin in Moscow, the Pueblo of Taos, to name a few. Also presented are themes that range from the pyramids in the Egyptian culture from Giza to Sudan to the modernist buildings designed by Victor Horta in Brussels. The wealth and variety of illustrations featured offer a visual feast that takes us on a cultural journey around the world. Travellers will revel in the possibilities; historians and students will turn to the rich text describing the true heritage of every nation and every individual.

The palace and gardens of Schonbrunnp. 4
Victor Horta's Brusselsp. 18
The monastery of Rilap. 24
The Kronborg castlep. 28
The cathedral of Chartresp. 32
The palace and park of Fontainebleaup. 44
The palace and park of Versaillesp. 56
The church of Sainte Madeleine at Vezelayp. 70
The cathedral of Aachenp. 76
The cathedral of Saint Mary and the church of Saint Michael at Hildesheimp. 82
The palace and park of Potsdamp. 86
The sanctuary in der Wiesp. 96
The castle of Wurzburgp. 100
United Kingdom
The Tower of Londonp. 110
Westminster Abbey in Londonp. 116
Mount Athosp. 122
The basilica of San Francesco in Assisip. 130
The palace and the park of Casertap. 142
Castel del Montep. 154
The church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the refectory in Milanp. 160
Villa d'Este at Tivolip. 168
The convent of Christ in Tomarp. 178
Czech Republic
The castle of Kromerizp. 184
The Kremlin of Moscowp. 188
The monastery of San Lorenzo at El Escorialp. 202
The Alhambra in Granadap. 214
The palace of Drottningholmp. 224
The abbey of Saint John the Baptist at Mustairp. 228
The monastery of Haghpatp. 234
The Great Wallp. 236
The Potala in Lhasap. 242
The forbidden city in Beijingp. 250
The Wudang mountainp. 262
The castle of Himeji-jop. 268
The Taj Mahal in Agrap. 274
The temple of the sun at Konarakp. 288
The temple of Borobudurp. 298
The mosque of Isfahanp. 306
Sri Lanka
The golden temple of Dambullap. 316
The royal palaces of Abomeyp. 322
The temples of Abu Simbelp. 326
The pyramids from Giza to Dashurp. 336
The royal hill of Ambohimangap. 342
The sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Matosinhos at Congonhas do Campop. 348
The hospicio cabanas at Guadalajarap. 354
United States
The Statue of Liberty in New Yorkp. 358
The pueblo of Taosp. 362
Unescop. 369
World heritage sitesp. 383
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ISBN: 9788884915573
ISBN-10: 8884915570
Series: World Heritage
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 29th September 2004
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 25.4  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1