Cambodian Architecture: Eighth to Thirteenth Centuries
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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The economic constraints
Khmer construction techniques
The architectural project
The architectural decoration
Pre Rup and Ta Keo
Architecture in the reign of Jayavarman VII
Wooden architecture of the thirteenth century
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Cambodian Architecture, Eighth to Thirteenth Centuries
Jacques Dumarçay,Pascal Royère
Limited preview - 2001
Angkor Thom Angkor Wat architecture axis axonometric drawing B.P. Groslier Bakong Bantay Bapuon Bayon beamwork BEFEO Borobudur brick Buddhist building built Cambodia carved cella central shrine central tower Coedès completely construction corner Dagens decoration Dumarçay dyke east façade Eastern Baray Eastern Mebon EFEO eighth century enclosure entrance pavilions excavations external false doorways important irrigation Java Javanese Jayavarman VII Khan of Kompong Khmer King Kleang Kompong Svay Kulen Kulen plateau laterite linked Lolei master craftsman Melea monument Neak Pean º º Paris perspective effects Phimeanakas Phnom Bakheng Phnom Krom Prasat O Paong Pre Rup Preah Khan probably pyramid reconstitution reign of Jayavarman relief remained reservoir Roluos roof royal palace Sambor Prei Kuk sandstone Siemreap south-east stairways stone structure Suryavarman Suryavarman II Ta Keo technique thirteenth century Thomanon tiles tion upper terrace wall Wat Phu wooden Yasovarman