Item description for Cambodian Architecture: Eighth to Thirteenth Centuries (Handbook of Oriental Studies/Handbuch Der Orientalistik) by Jacques Dumarcay, Pascal Royere & Michael Smithies...
The first part of this study covers the technical, economic and site constraints of the famous ancient Khmer monuments, as well as the architectural concepts and decoration of the structures. It becomes clear that the realization of the plans was occasionally thwarted by technical limitations. The second part considers the buildings proper, focusing first on pre-Angkorean architecture, and the structures at Roluos. It then considers in turn the important shrines of Pre Rup, Tak Keo, the Bapuon and Angkor Wat, and concludes with a survey of the architecture from the reign of Jayavarman VII and wooden structures of the thirteenth century. The book also considers the historical and social context of these monuments, forming a clear expression of early Khmer society.
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More About Jacques Dumarcay, Pascal Royere & Michael Smithies
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.