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Vanishing Histories: 100 Endangered Sites from the World Monuments Watch

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by John Berendt, Colin Amery and Brian Curran

An illustrated history of the WORLD MONUMENTS WATCH LIST OF 100 MOST ENDANGERED SITES which was established in 1996 to aid in the rescue of endangered cultural sites. Breath-taking full-colour photographs, many newly commissioned, portray the most important sites on the Watch’s list between 1996 and 2000 – including such marvels as the Angkor Archaeological District in Cambodia, Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park, ancient Pompeii, and many others around the globe. Spanning Baroque palace gardens in Vienna to an ancient city in the central Asian desert, the book includes brief discussions of each site. This richly visual book will appeal to anyone interested in architecture, archaeology, and cultural history.
Hardcover, English, 207 pages

Published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Nov 2001)