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Celestial Temples of the Khmer
Jon Ortner: Angkor

The ​khmer temples at angkor are the world's most astonishing architectural treasure. Built between the ninth and the thirteenth centuries by a succession of twelve Khmer kings, Angkor spreads over 120 square miles in Southeast Asia and includes scores of major architectural sites. In 802, when construction began on Angkor Wat, financed by wealth from rice and trade, Jayavarman II took the throne, initiating an unparalleled period of artistic and architectural achievement, exemplified in the fabled ruins of Angkor, center of the ancient empire. Among the amazing pyramid-and mandala-shaped shrines preserved in the jungles of Cambodia is Angkor Wat, the worlds largest temple, an extraordinarily complex structure filled with iconographic detail and religious symbolism. Perhaps because of the decline of agricultural productivity and the expansion of the Thai Empire, Angkor was abandoned in the fifteenth century and left to the ravages of time. Today many countries are working to… (tovább)

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Abeville Press, London, 2002
292 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780789207194

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Jon Ortner: Angkor

Jon Ortner: Angkor Celestial Temples of the Khmer

Nagy érdekes volt, történelmileg is meg a képek is. Egyedül… milyen pici betűk vannak benne! A templomok neveiből egyet sem bírtam megjegyezni.


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