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Angkor

Author : Jon Ortner
ISBN : 0789207184
Genre : Angkor (Extinct city)
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Built between the ninth and the thirteenth centuries by a succession of twelve Khmer kings, Angkor spreads over 120 square miles in Southeast Asia and includes scores of major architectural sites. In 802, when construction began on Angkor War, financed by wealth from rice and trade, Jayavarman II took the throne, initiating an unparalleled period of artistic and architectural achievement, exemplified in the fabled ruins of Angkor, center of the ancient empire. Among the amazing pyramid-and mandala-shaped shrines preserved in the jungles of Cambodia is Angkor Wat, the world's largest temple, an extraordinarily complex structure filled with iconographic detail and religious symbolism. Perhaps because of the decline of agricultural productivity and the expansion of the Thai Empire, Angkor was abandoned in the fifteenth century and left to the ravages of time. Today many countries are working to conserve and restore the temples, which have been inaccessible until recently. Now that the civil war has ended, Angkor is being reborn and is an increasingly popular tourist destination.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, achronology of construction, and a chart of the kings and their accomplishments. Black-and-white floor plans and historic watercolors complete this breathtaking tribute.

Angkor Wat

Author : Eleanor Mannikka
ISBN : 0824823532
Genre : Art
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Angkor Wat, with its magnificent towers silhouetted against the rising sun, is one of the most awe-inspiring architectural visions in the world. The temple was rescued from obscurity in the mid-19th century when French explorers reported seeing great sandstone monuments in the Cambodian jungle. At the turn of the century, as clearing began and the site re-emerged from the surrounding jungle growth, the temple was on its way to becoming recognized around the world as one of our greatest architectural achievements. Despite its impressive exterior, very little was known about Angkor Wat beyond the stories told by it bas-reliefs and the inscriptions chronicling the life of its builder, King Suryavarman II. Now, Eleanor Mannikka's study brings the principles of 12th-century Khmer temple architecture to the modern world.

Temples Of Cambodia

Author : Helen Ibbitson Jessup
ISBN : 6167339104
Genre : Angkor (Extinct city)
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Angkor

Author : Claude Jacques
ISBN : 0500974586
Genre : Angkor (Extinct City)
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This pictorial record celebrates the cities and temples of Angkor in Southeast Asia. Ever since explorer and naturalist Henri Mouhot rediscovered the centre of Khmer civilization in Cambodia over a hundred years ago, the buildings, which date from the 9th to the 13th century, have become a source of great interest.

Bayon

Author : Joyce Clark
ISBN : UOM:39015067741663
Genre : Architecture
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The first multidisciplinary study of the Bayon - towered-temple located in the center of Angkor Thom, Cambodia.

Khmer

Author : Stefano Vecchia
ISBN : UCSD:31822034565572
Genre : Art
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Steeped in spirituality, rich in an architectural heritage that gave the world such treasures as the temple of Angkor Wat and admired for the creation of a sophisticated irrigation system, the Khmer have long been a source of fascination to us. Through hundreds of superb photographs and insightful text, this impressive volume explores the evolution, development, and decline of this once-mighty civilization. Starting with the emergence of the Khmer or Angkor Civilization that came into existence during the period from 802 to 1431 A.D., Stefano Vecchio traces the history, outlining the milestones and shedding new light on the beliefs, politics, scientific developments, and artistic efforts of the Khmer.

The Mysteries Of Angkor Wat

Author : Richard Sobol
ISBN : 9780763641665
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A guided tour by local children leads the author--and readers--inside an ancient Cambodian temple and around its ruins, where they explore the mysteries of the site and discover a little-known secret. 12,000 first printing.

Angkor

Author : Trea Wiltshire
ISBN : UOM:39015059294622
Genre : Angkor (Extinct city)
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World Heritage Angkor And Beyond

Author : Brigitta Hauser-Schäublin
ISBN : 9783863950323
Genre : Angkor (Extinct city)
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Angkor, the temple and palace complex of the ancient Khmer capital in Cambodia is one of the world's most famous monuments. Hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the globe visit Angkor Park, one of the finest UNESCO World Heritage Sites, every year. Since its UNESCO listing in 1992, the Angkor region has experienced an overwhelming mushrooming of hotels and restaurants; the infrastructure has been hardly able to cope with the rapid growth of mass tourism and its needs. This applies to the access and use of monument sites as well. The authors of this book critically describe and analyse the heritage nomination processes in Cambodia, especially in the case of Angkor and the temple of Preah Vihear on the Cambodian/Thai border. They examine the implications the UNESCO listings have had with regard to the management of Angkor Park and its inhabitants on the one hand, and to the Cambodian/Thai relationships on the other. Furthermore, they address issues of development through tourism that UNESCO has recognised as a welcome side-effect of heritage listings. They raise the question whether development through tourism deepens already existing inequalities rather than contributing to the promotion of the poor.

The Ancient World

Author : Sarolta Anna Takacs
ISBN : 9781317458395
Genre : History
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Designed to meet the curriculum needs of students from grades 7-12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores the history and civilizations of the ancient world from prehistory to approximately 1000 CE. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the ancient world in all areas of the globe. Each volume explores significant civilizations, personalities, cultural and social developments, and scientific achievements in its geographical area. Boxed features include Link in Time, Link in Place, Ancient Weapons, Turning Points, and Great Lives. Each volume also includes maps, timelines and illustrations; and a glossary, bibliography and indexes complete the set.

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