Item description for The Treasures of Angkor: Cultural Travel Guide (Rizzoli Art Guide) by Marilia Albanese...
Angkor, at the heart of the Khmer empire, is one of the most important archaeological sites in Southeast Asia. Stretching over hundreds of square miles, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. These include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its ornate sculptural decorations. Based on the most recent archaeological findings, this essential guidebook explains the development of the civilization's strongly symbolic art. With its concise, insightful text, superb photographs, and handy, portable format, this guidebook is an essential resource for students, art and archaeology enthusiasts, and the many travelers to Cambodia each year.
Marilia Albanese is director of the Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient and the education coordinator at the Civic School of Oriental Cultures and Languages in Milan. She is the author of several books ,including Egypt: Splendors of an Ancient Civilization, The World's Greatest Royal Palaces, and The Dwellings of Eternity.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 4.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Jun 20, 2006
Publisher White Star
ISBN 885440117X ISBN13 9788854401174