Vanishing histories: 100 endangered sites from the World Monuments Watch
Abrams in association with the World Monuments Fund, Nov 1, 2001 - History - 207 pages
Dedicated to the preservation of our planet's architectural treasures, the World Monuments Watch was established in 1996 to aid in the rescue of endangered cultural sites. Breath-taking full-color photographs, many newly commissioned, portray the most important sites on the Watch's list between 1996 and 2000 -- including such marvels as the Angkor Archaeological District in Cambodia, Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park, ancient Pompeii, and many others around the globe.
Spanning Baroque palace gardens in Vienna to an ancient city in the central Asian desert, the book includes brief discussions of each site. Published in association with the World Monuments Fund, the parent organization of the World Monuments Watch, this richly visual book will appeal to anyone interested in architecture, archaeology, and cultural history.
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Vanishing histories: 100 endangered sites from the World Monuments WatchUser Review - Book Verdict
The World Monuments Fund (WMF) is an international organization that preserves and safeguards the historic, artistic, and architectural heritage of humankind. This important and beautifully illustrated work coincides with the WMF's biennial Watch List, which identifies 100 of the most imperiled treasures of the world. Amery, an architectural correspondent for the London Financial Times, has joined forces with Curran, director of projects for the WMF, to list and describe each of the endangered sites and to offer a call to save a number of historical monuments, including Prague's historic center, Peru's Machu Picchu, Cambodia's Angkor Archaelogical District, St. Petersburg's Alexander Palace, Colorado's Mesa Verde, and various other churches, synagogues, fortresses, monasteries, and archaeological sites. Poignantly dedicated to the memory of all the vanished monuments, specifically the two giant Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, destroyed this year by the Taliban government, the book features 239 striking photographs, 150 in full color, and includes an excellent index and table of contents. Highly recommended for travel, architecture, and even history collections. Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, CO ...
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Although I paged this book through, I was kind of interested in this book. What interested me the most from it, was the fact that some of these are monuments that are being often overlooked to a point ...