Language: English Brand New Book. Located at a crossroads in the Mediterranean, the site of Butrint boasts of well-preserved, photogenic remains from most periods. This book charts the development and change of Butrint. It analyses how tourists bring economic hope to Albania as they discover the myth of Aeneas in its unspoilt landscape. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Located at a crossroads in the Mediterranean, the site of Butrint is a microcosm of changes in the region over the last 3,000 years. Few UNESCO World Heritage Sites command such scientific interest - and few are more richly documented. Set in a marshy landscape between an inland lagoon and the busy straits separating Corfu and Albania, Butrint boasts well-preserved, photogenic remains from most periods. The site has been occupied since at least the 8th century BC, and Virgil recounts how the Trojan exile, Aeneas, landed here before he founded Rome. Subsequent travellers have all recognised an elegiac beauty in the site.This book charts the development and change of Butrint, using the archaeological remains and environment to paint a grand, complex picture worthy of its millennia of history. It is illustrated with exceptional paintings by Grand Tourists like Edward Lear, the magnificent photographs of Luigi Ugolini, the recently discovered archives of the Communist period, and the Butrint Foundation's rich documentation. It concludes by analysing how tourists are bringing economic hope to Albania as they discover the myth of Aeneas in its unspoilt landscape.
Titre : Eternal Butrint: A UNESCO World Heritage ...
Éditeur : General Penne UK Limited
Date d'édition : 2006
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Description du livre État : Used; Like New. N° de réf. du libraire D5539781905680016
Description du livre General Penne UK Ltd, London, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. In English. 270 pp. with 237 ills. (172 col.). 33 x 27 cm. The dustjacket of this unused copy has no tears and is for the most part crisp and bright, but it shows light crumpling and scuffing especially around the top quarter. N° de réf. du libraire 130682-1
Description du livre Butrint Foundation, 2006. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1905680015