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Sanctuary: Temples of Angkor

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An atmospheric portrait of the amazing temples of Angkor in Cambodia and their inhabitants, by celebrated National Geographic and Magnum photographer Steve McCurry.<P>The temples of Angkor are one of the world's most impressive archeological treasures. The extensive network of ancient temples in Cambodia — a magical world of carved Gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and orange-robed monks, so long off limits to Western visitors — are beautifully and evocatively presented in McCurry's unique style. An introduction by John Guy, a leading authority on the cultural history of Southeast Asia, curator of Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Consultant to UNESCO on historical monuments in Southeast Asia, provides an informative introduction to the history and architecture of the site and also explains its religious history and modern usage. Designated a World Heritage site, the temples of Angkor are a great attraction to tourists and archaeologists alike, and a popular pilgrimage destination for the faithful. Steve McCurry shows these many facets in grand panaramas of the architecture, intimate portraits of the life of the monks and studies of the wonderful sculptures (which are diplayed in a special 'french-folded' section of the book).

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The extensive network of ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia - a magical world of carved gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and orange-robed monks, so long off-limits to Western visitors - are evocatively presented here in Steve McCurry's unique style.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780714841755
Subtitle:
The Temples of Angkor
Manufactured:
Phaidon Press
Manufactured by:
Phaidon Press
Manufactured:
Phaidon Press
Author:
Phaidon Press
Author:
McCurry, Mrs.
Author:
McCurry, Steve
Author:
Steve
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Location:
London
Subject:
Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Architectural & Industrial
Subject:
Cambodia
Subject:
Temples, Buddhist.
Subject:
Angkor
Subject:
Angkor Wat
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Individual Photographers - General
Subject:
Angkor Wat (Angkor)
Subject:
Temples, Buddhist - Cambodia -
Subject:
Asia-Picture Books
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Series Volume:
10381
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7.78x11.00x.78 in. 1.65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , The extensive network of ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia - a magical world of carved gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and orange-robed monks, so long off-limits to Western visitors - are evocatively presented here in Steve McCurry's unique style.
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