This magnificent volume with accompanying DVD presents some 2400 examples of the surviving art forms which over five or more centuries expressed Khmer beliefs, history and mythology. Annotated photographs of high quality highlight the diversity and beauty of the expressive reliefs and statues and the skills of the craftspeople involved. There are scholarly articles on the significance of imaging; the chronology of Khmer kings and styles; the myths and legends of Rama, Krishna and Buddha; the historical and secular events portrayed; existing sites and temples; and the recurrent iconoclastic movements. With chronology, glossary, bibliography and index.
Images of the Gods: Khmer Mythology in Cambodia, Laos & Thailand
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