The Khmer Empire: Cities and Sanctuaries from the 5th to the 13th Century
By Claude Jacques & Philippe Lafond
In this companion volume to Angkor – Cities & Temples, Claude Jacques, explores the achievements and developments of the Khmer people at sites beyond Angkor. From the early pre-Angkorean site of Funan to the reign of King Jayavarman VII, the author journies beyond the well-known sites around Angkor Wat. The virtual tour of exquisite Khmer architecture ranges from the cliff-top Preah Vihear overlooking the Cambodian plain, to the mysterious site of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay and the temple-in-the forest of Beng Mealea, to mention but a few.
Superbly photographed by Philippe Lafond, the book includes site plans, old photographs, aerial shots of the ancient cities and detailed photographs showing the reliefs and other magnificent carvings.
Large size 245 x 300 mm
280 pages, 400 colour illustrations, includes 42 maps and plans