Vienna. A Guide to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites (Google eBook)

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C. Chinna
Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - Architecture - 225 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
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Naglergasse Am
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Tiefer Graben Freyung
49
Herrengasse Minoritenplatz
57
Michaelerplatz Alte Hofburg
63
Josefsplatz Augustinerkirche
73
Karntner StraBe
79
Himmelpfortgasse Franziskaner
95
9
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36
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Sonnentelsgasse
103
6
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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...
Page 9 - Vienna was inscribed on the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List in December 2001.

About the author (2004)

MANFRED WEHDORN, born 1942, is an internationally recognised architect, urban designer and preservationist, and was commissioned by the municipal authorities to plan Vienna s candidacy for a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of his work as an architect, the Redoutensale, the Museum Quarter and the Gasometers alone have become an integral part of the city. MARIO SCHWARZ is professor at the University of Vienna's Institute of Art History, his main fields of interest being architectural history and archaeological building research. His is on the board of a number of preservationist organisations and is author of numerous scientific publications on art. SUSANNE HAYDER, born 1967, has a degree in art history and building preservation. She is currently involved in inventory projects for the Vienna authorities.

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