Vienna. A Guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Google eBook)
Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - Architecture - 225 pages
The historical center of Vienna was named a UNESCO World Heritage landmark in December 2001. The criteria for this selection were the variety and quality of the architecture and urban construction in Vienna, which comprises the middle ages, the Baroque period, the end of the eighteenth century and the beginnings of Modernism. These styles still characterize the city today. Manfred Wehdorn’s city guide takes the visitor on a tour of historical Viennese streets and squares, but also to hidden locations in Viennese courtyards. Vienna’s history comes to life as the connections between the buildings and palaces and their builders, architects and inhabitants are revealed. The city guide is a systematic compendium containing fifty city maps to make orientation within the city and locating the individual sights easier.
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Page 9 - Heritage Fund, the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage provides financial assistance to nations to protect universally acclaimed sites from deterioration and destruction. The...
Page 10 - ... recently, for England and Wales, through the reporting of stray finds set out in the Treasure Act 1997. Ancient monuments legislation At an international level, the main pieces of guiding legislation are the World Heritage Convention and the Valletta Convention. The Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the World Heritage Convention, is a UNESCO convention, adopted by the General Conference in Paris on the 16th November 1972. It was ratified by the UK...