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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 historic ziggurats, the Taj Mahal or the Empire kingdom construction, guy has for hundreds of years proven his strength by means of elevating buildings for reasons either non secular and profane. As foreign cultural statements with out phrases, symbols of a peoples values devotion, patriotism, strength symbols of a civilisationÊs grandeur, those monuments nonetheless fascinate and allure an ever-growing public who's captivated via the createvity and ingenuity of those architects and stonemasons. Their old message is going some distance past mere artwork historical past, for they let us know of the lives and evolution of the peoples of the earlier, 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 all over the world, retraces human background, the innovations, types, and philosophies worthwhile for the development of such a lot of splendours over the centuries, offering 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 constructions as triumphs of humankind

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