Download e-book for kindle: 1000 Monuments of Genius by Christopher E.M. Pearson

By Christopher E.M. Pearson

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 nation construction, guy has for hundreds of years tested his strength through elevating buildings for reasons either spiritual and profane. As overseas 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 by means of the createvity and ingenuity of those architects and stonemasons. Their ancient 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, again and again destroyed, rebuilt, reused, attacked, pillaged, and restored once more at the present time. This paintings, that includes one thousand monuments selected from all over the world, retraces human heritage, the thoughts, kinds, and philosophies helpful for the development of such a lot of splendours over the centuries, supplying 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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