An exceptional large format coffee table hardcover book packed with glorious photographs of Cambodia's temples. If you have ever been to Angkor or travelled through Cambodia then you will want to own a copy of this gorgeous book. If you are planning a trip to Cambodia then this will inspire you to no end and more importantly help you prioritise your journey... although with these stunning photos it is going to be hard to cull your list down to which temples you won't want to see. The accompanying text is really quite detailed so you are not simply left with a collection of photos but there is much to read and learn about these historic buildings and in many ways the heart of the people of this ancient culture. Really highly recommended. We will endeavour to keep stock in our warehouse to ensure we can ship straight away. A perfect book for yourself or a gift for someone special.
Reviewed by Tony Nash, Booktopia's CEO
The temples of Cambodia are among the most complex and imposing architectural creations in the world.
This book invites the reader to experience those extraordinary sites through remarkable photographs and a text by a leading Khmer cultural historian. From modest brick structures in the seventh and eighth centuries, the temples became increasingly ambitious, setting the stage for the apogee of the Khmer empire and with it, the supreme architectural creation of Cambodia, Angkor Wat.
Barry Brukoff's splendid photographs not only record temples that have been destroyed but also offer a uniquely intimate insight into the Cambodian idiom, and with Helen Ibbitson Jessup's expert text, allow readers to penetrate to the heart of the temples' mystery.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st October 2011
Dimensions (cm): 30.0 x 25.0 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 2.0