Palaces of the Gods: Khmer Art & Architecture in Thailand

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River Books, 1992 - Architecture, Khmer - 349 pages
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The beauty of the Khmer legacy in Thailand is presented here for the first time. In recent years, the Khmer temples of Thailand have been the focus of a major program of excavation and restoration. Many hitherto unpublished masterpieces of architecture, decorative carving, and statuary are displayed in their newly restored state, evocatively photographed by Michael Freeman and authoritatively discussed by Elizabeth Moore and Smitthi Siribhadra. Never before have all the major Khmer sites been collected with their artifacts into one volume. It is possible for the first time to appreciate the unique splendor of the Khmer civilization in Thailand, offering artistic and architectural inspiration to all succeeding generations.

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Elizabeth Moore is a Ph.D. candidate in Celtic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

Michael Freeman is a renowned international photographer and writer who specializes in travel, architecture, and Asian art. He is particularly well known for his expertise in special effects. He has been principal photographer for the Smithsonian Magazine for many years, and he has worked for Time-Life Books and Reader's Digest. Michael is the author of more than 20 photographic books.

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