UNESCO’s World Heritage List Adds Two Sites
The World Heritage Committee this month added two cultural sites to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Drumroll, please . . .
The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, Italy: Located in northeastern Italy, the site includes part of the vine-growing landscape of the Prosecco wine production area. Since the 17th century, the use of ciglioni, or “hogback hills,” has created a particular checkerboard landscape consisting of rows of vines parallel and vertical to the slopes. In the 19th century, the bellussera technique of training the vines contributed to the aesthetic characteristics of the landscape
The 20th-century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, United States: The property consists of eight buildings in the U.S. designed by the architect during the first half of the 20th century. These include the Fallingwater (Mill Run, Pennsylvania), the Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House (Madison, Wisconsin) and the Guggenheim Museum (New York). These buildings reflect the “organic architecture” developed by Wright, which includes an open plan, a blurring of the boundaries between exterior and interior, and the unprecedented use of materials such as steel and concrete.
Adapted from www.unesco.org.