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By Christopher E.M. Pearson

ISBN-10: 1844844633

ISBN-13: 9781844844630

because the legendary Tower of Babel, people have regularly attempted to erect monuments to check their outsized egos. With old ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire country development, guy has for hundreds of years confirmed his strength via elevating constructions for reasons either non secular and profane. As foreign cultural statements with out 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 way of the createvity and ingenuity of those architects and stonemasons. Their old message is going a ways past mere artwork heritage, for they let us know of the lives and evolution of the peoples of the previous, as does the Parthenon in Athens, time and again destroyed, rebuilt, reused, attacked, pillaged, and restored once more this day. This paintings, that includes a thousand monuments selected from world wide, retraces human heritage, the suggestions, kinds, and philosophies beneficial for the development of such a lot of splendours over the centuries, supplying a landscape of the main celebrated monuments whereas evoking the fervour in their makers. The reader can discover the altering values of humanity throughout the edifices it has equipped and comprehend those constructions as triumphs of humankind

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