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World Monuments Fund (New York, N.Y.)

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Works: 124 works in 190 publications in 2 languages and 3,075 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Art  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: DG70.P7, 937.7
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The lost world of Pompeii by Colin Amery( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides more than 150 new photos by the Royal Geographic Society photographer-in-residence. It covers such topics as the history of Pompeii, the discovery of the remains, the town plan, the private life and design legacy of Pompeii, and the site today. 150 illustrations, 100 in color
The emperor's private paradise : treasures from the Forbidden City by Nancy Zeng Berliner( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time honored : a global view of architectural conservation : parameters, theory, & evolution of an ethos by John H Stubbs( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine the world without the Parthenon, Notre Dame, the Wailing Wall, the Taj Mahal, the Forbidden City, Machu Picchu, or other iconic buildings, monuments, and places. What if the more impressive historic buildings and sites we encounter in our everyday lives disappeared? Civilization would simply not exist as we know it. Fortunately, awareness of the importance of protecting the world's cultural patrimony--in particular, its architectural heritage--is at an all-time high and is growing. This book explores the reasons for this phenomenon, explains how international architectural heritage conservation practice operates, and considers where this firmly rooted global interest may lead
Brancusi's Endless column ensemble : Târgu Jiu, Romania by Ernest Beck( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Endless Column Ensemble, by famed Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957), has been hailed as one of the great works of twentieth-century public art. Commissioned by the National League of Gorj Women to honour the soldiers who had defended the town of Targu Jiu against a German force in 1916, the tripartite ensemble, erected between 1937 and 1938, is composed of the Endless Column, a 30-metre-high column of zinc and brass-clad, cast-iron modules, and two stone monuments: the Table of Silence and Gate of the Kiss." "Over the years the elements took their toll on the sculpture, and although the Column's modules had been re-plated several times since its construction, by the 1990s it was in dire need of conservation. This illustrated volume celebrates the history of this extraordinary work of art and tells the story of its recent restoration, landscaping and presentation, supported in large part by the World Monuments Fund (WMF)."--Jacket
World monuments : 50 irreplaceable sites to discover, explore and champion by N.Y.) World Monuments Fund (New York( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World monuments presents fifty of the world's most compelling destinations, cultural heritage sites, and significant architectural works that must be seen and preserved. In commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, World Monuments Fund has commissioned eight of todays' most important writers... Each essay explores a specific place and theme relating to WMF's history and the challenges of its conservation work: Anne Applebaum writes about war and human conflict in Krakow, Poland; John Julius Norwich reflects upon natural catastrophe and climate change in Venice, Italy; Ismail Serageldin pens an essay on the pressures of development in Cairo, Egypt; André Aciman considers the lack or overabundance of resources in Rome, Ital; William Dalrymple delves into the challenges of recognizing what we have in Agra, India; Fernanda Eberstadt illuminated the erosion of cultural traditions in Cusco, Peru; Justin Davidson discusses the impact of urbanization in Mexico City, Mexico; and Andrew Solomon explores hidden treasure in Beijing, China
Juanqinzhai : in the Qianlong Garden : the forbidden city, Beijing( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Juanqinzhai, one of the five most important interiors to survive China's imperial past
St George's, Bloomsbury : a Hawksmoor masterpiece restored by Kerry Downes( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating book tells the story of the creation of Nicholas Hawksmoor's celebrated eighteenth-century London church, St George's, Bloomsbury, and its recent multimillion-dollar restoration, underwritten by the World Monuments Fund in Britain and the Paul Mellon Estate. Commissioned by Parliament in 1711 and completed in 173 1, the church, best known from its depiction in Hogarth's 1751 engraving, Gin Lane, has been hailed as a masterpiece of Late Baroque architecture and one of the finest churches in England built between the Reformation and the nineteenth century." "The renovation, completed in 2008, has restored the church as it was designed by Hawksmoor, re-establishing its original orientation, and reinstating the north gallery and the whimsical lions, unicorns, festoons, and crowns that originally graced its celebrated spire. The statues had been removed in 1871, having been declared "very doubtful ornaments". Horace Walpole once described the whole tower as "a masterpiece of absurdity"." "St George's, Bloomsbury is one of a series of books co-published by Scala and the World Monuments Fund(WMF), the foremost private organization dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage around the globe through a comprehensive program of fieldwork, advocacy, training, and grant-making. Since its founding in 1965, WMF has worked to stem the loss of more than 430 irreplaceable sites in 83 countries."--Jacket
Preah Khan Monastic complex : Angkor, Cambodia : essays( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easter Island : the heritage and its conservation by A. Elena Charola( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trails to tropical treasures : a tour of ASEAN's cultural heritage( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trails to treasures : a tour of South America's cultural heritage( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese Palace at Oranienbaum : Catherine the Great's private passion by Will Black( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World monuments icon by N.Y.) World Monuments Fund (New York( )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving our past : a race against time by N.Y.) World Monuments Fund (New York( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Easter Island bulletins of William Mulloy by William T Mulloy( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phnom Bakheng Workshop on Public Interpretation : Angkor Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia : December 4-6, 2005 by Phnom Bakheng Workshop on Public Interpretation( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of historic Jewish monuments in Poland : a report to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad by Samuel Gruber( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of Jewish synagogues, cemeteries and other historical sites in Poland, as well as efforts to restore and preserve them
The synagogues of Morocco : an architectural and preservation survey by Joel A Zack( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernism at risk : 5 case studies by N.Y.) World Monuments Fund (New York( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The lost world of Pompeii
Alternative Names

controlled identityInternational Fund for Monuments

Fundo dos Monumentos do Mundo (Nueva York)

International Fund For Monuments.

WMF

World Monument Watch

World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Fund (Nueva York)

World Monuments Watch

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The emperor's private paradise : treasures from the Forbidden CityTime honored : a global view of architectural conservation : parameters, theory, & evolution of an ethosBrancusi's Endless column ensemble : Târgu Jiu, RomaniaJuanqinzhai : in the Qianlong Garden : the forbidden city, BeijingSt George's, Bloomsbury : a Hawksmoor masterpiece restoredPreah Khan Monastic complex : Angkor, Cambodia : essaysEaster Island : the heritage and its conservationTrails to tropical treasures : a tour of ASEAN's cultural heritage