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Architecture and its Models in SE Asia [Paperback]

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This study of the development of architecture and the impact of architectural models on this evolution, draws its early examples primarily from surviving Hindu-Buddhist monuments in Cambodia and Java. Dumarcay argues that, despite the fact that individual physical locations may merit innovation, new construction nevertheless tends to be constrained by pre-existing architectural models held within collective conscience of a given culture. This tendency may be further strengthened when an insecure regime seeks to employ architectural monuments to aggrandize its political position. A break from the models of the past - and thus true innovation - may develop only when a master builder has sufficient confidence in his own artistic vision within a context that allows him to express it.

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Studio: Orchid Press
Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.25"
Weight:   0.64 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 24, 2006
Publisher   Orchid Press
ISBN  9745240273  
ISBN13  9789745240278  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jacques Dumarcay was, until his retirement, an architect with the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient, specializing in the monuments of South-East Asia. Michael Smithies is recently retired from the United Nations after an academic career spent in South-East Asia.

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