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By Christopher E.M. Pearson

because the legendary Tower of Babel, people have constantly 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 established his strength through elevating constructions 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 way of the createvity and ingenuity of those architects and stonemasons. Their historic message is going a ways 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 at the present time. This paintings, that includes a thousand monuments selected from all over the world, retraces human heritage, the recommendations, types, and philosophies precious 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 in the course of the edifices it has outfitted and comprehend those constructions as triumphs of humankind

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