World heritage: archaeological sites and urban centres
In 1972 UNESCO created the World Heritage Foundation, a program to identify and protect "world heritage sites" -irreplaceable environments ranging from natural areas to whole urban centers. To date over 600 such sites have been designated for protection on four continents, including places of worship, monuments, living settlements, and historic complexes, which taken together constitute an ideal tour of the history, cultures and creative expressions of humanity.
That tour begins here, in the first of the three-volume UNESCO World Heritage series: 46 living and archeological built environments from continuously-occupied cities such as Crakow and old Havana to archeological treasures such as Macchu Picchu (Peru) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia); Petra (Jordan); the Imperial Forums (Italy); the Casbah of Algiers; Teotihuacan (Mexico)-and discoveries that make a full spectrum of world cultures.
Each site is presented up close with color reproductions and a rich explanatory text. The volume is completed by the charter map of the World Heritage Foundation and includes UNESCO's standards for designation. With this particularly rich selection of images, places distant in time and space can be seen as connected in a singular and fascinating way: the true heritage of every nation and every individual.
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Monumental Sites : Treasury of World Culture Series UNESCO World Heritage (World Heritage)User Review - Book Verdict
This lavishly illustrated work is the second of three volumes in the "UNESCO World Heritage" series, which draws from some 700 sites on the World Heritage List to present works thematically. This volume includes 47 monuments selected with "the objective of documenting the variations in style and methods of construction employed by different cultures as they assembled forms and symbols tied to the sites chosen for these exercises in political power, social prestige, luxury, religious worship, and collective memory." As in Volume 1, Archaeological Cities and World Centers , the chosen sites range widely in time and space and are grouped according to location--Europe, Asia, Africa, and both North and South America. Each site is represented by a detailed essay on its history and stylistic development, with sidebars focusing on various features and richly illustrated with magnificent color photographs. The coverage of monumental sites is breathtaking, including palaces, monasteries, churches, temples, the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Statue of Liberty, and the temples of Abu Simbel, saved from the waters of the Aswan Dam by UNESCO's international effort. A book to be savored; for all libraries.--Joan W. Gartland, Detroit P.L.
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The world encyclopedia of archaeology: the world's most significant sites ...
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