Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples

Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples

Paperback Odyssey Angkor

By (author) Dawn Rooney

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  • Publisher: Odyssey Publications,Hong Kong
  • Format: Paperback | 488 pages
  • Dimensions: 144mm x 202mm x 30mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 27 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Sheung Wan
  • ISBN 10: 9622177271
  • ISBN 13: 9789622177277
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 158 colour photographs, 44 maps and plans
  • Sales rank: 592,311

Product description

This work features: ten new temple sites, an additional 180 pages with 86 new colour images; a foreword by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia; extensive accounts of temples and pre-Angkor sites; profiles the Phnom Penh National Museum; the hip town Siem Reap - the base for exploring Angkor; and, the unique flora and fauna around the great lake, Tonle Sap. Over 32,000 copies are in print. The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area stretching across 77 square miles in northwest Cambodia. These monuments, built between the ninth and 15th centuries - the classic period of Khmer art, are unrivalled in architectural greatness. They are, undoubtedly, one of the wonders of the world, astounding in their splendour and evoking a real sense of awe. This beautifully illustrated book contains background information on Khmer history, religious beliefs and legends, as well as descriptions of the architectural features. The comprehensive monument-by-monument guide to the sites includes detailed maps and plans, plus information about ten newly accessible temple complexes. Practical information on hip Siem Reap and historic Phnom Penh is included.

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Author information

American-born art historian Dawn Rooney is steeped in the region's art and culture and has made more than 80 visits to Angkor. Awarded a PhD in art history in 1983, she has written a number of books on the region's art and culture and contributed to Oriental Art and other journals. She lives in San Francisco.

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"Don't leave home without Angkor by Dawn Rooney." - San Francisco Chronicle - "An excellent guide, well-written, with beautiful photographs..." - New York Times - "