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By Christopher E.M. Pearson

ISBN-10: 1844844633

ISBN-13: 9781844844630

because the legendary Tower of Babel, people have consistently attempted to erect monuments to compare their outsized egos. With historical ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire nation development, guy has for hundreds of years proven his strength via elevating buildings for reasons either non secular and profane. As foreign cultural statements with no phrases, symbols of a peoples values devotion, patriotism, energy symbols of a civilisationÊs grandeur, those monuments nonetheless fascinate and allure an ever-growing public who's captivated by means of the createvity and ingenuity of those architects and stonemasons. Their old message is going some distance past mere paintings heritage, for they let us know of the lives and evolution of the peoples of the previous, as does the Parthenon in Athens, repeatedly destroyed, rebuilt, reused, attacked, pillaged, and restored once more at the present time. This paintings, that includes a thousand monuments selected from world wide, retraces human historical past, the concepts, kinds, and philosophies important for the development of such a lot of splendours over the centuries, delivering a landscape of the main celebrated monuments whereas evoking the eagerness in their makers. The reader can discover the altering values of humanity throughout the edifices it has outfitted and comprehend those buildings as triumphs of humankind

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