Angkor: Celestial Temples Of The Khmer Empire


by Ortner, Jon

Angkor: Celestial Temples Of The Khmer Empire

Price:  US$113.38   (SGD147.25*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 285 pages
Published:  2002, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780789207180
SB#:  052144 (705)

About This Book

An exquisitely illustrated history and exploration of Angkor, the worlds most astonishing architectural treasure. This gorgeous volume is handsomely packaged in a slipcase, perfect for presentation. Undaunted by the difficulties of traveling through Cambodia and eastern Thailand, Jon Ortner, accompanied by his wife, Martha, photographed fifty of the most important and unique monuments of the Khmer Empire. His images include spectacular views from the rooftops of its temples, glorious landscapes, and details of inscriptions and art that few have ever seen. Beautifully reproduced in Angkor, the photographs are accompanied by a fascinating text written by a team of experts, providing historical, architectural, and religious analyses of Angkor and the Khmer civilization. The appendix includes a glossary, a chronology of construction, and a chart of the kings and their accomplishments. Black-and-white floor plans and historic watercolors complete this breathtaking tribute.


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