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Landscapes for the World: Conserving a Global Heritage

By: Peter Fowler

235 pages, Col photos, b/w photos

Windgather Press

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #147975 | ISBN: 095455759X
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Since 1992, through UNESCO's World Heritage Programme, the best of the world's cultural landscapes have been made protected sites. This book offers a tour of those so far listed, such as the Tongariro volcanic landscape in New Zealand, the Portuguese wine region of the Alto Douro and the rice-growing terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. Representing Britain are Blaenavon and Kew Gardens.


List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Preface; Landscape and World Heritage; The Idea of Cultural Landscape; The First World Heritage Cultural Landscapes, 1993-95: Australasia and South East Asia; Inscriptions, 1995-98: Europe and South West Asia; The Idea Develops, 1999-2003; Britain and Cultural Landscapes; Landscapes of Stonehenge and Avebury; Cultural Landscape Values: Europe and the British Isles; Contentious landscapes, 1993-2003; Conserving Cultural Landscapes; Reviewing the Achievement: World Heritage Cultural Landscapes, 1993-2003; 'A Global, Noble Concept'? Notes to the Chapters; Bibliography; Index.

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Peter Fowler is now a consultant, writer and painter, based in London and Languedoc. He was formerly Secretary to the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England) and Professor of Archaeology at Newcastle University. He has been closely involved with the selection of landscapes appropriate for World Heritage inscription.

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