architecture

The Angkor Guidebook by Andrew Booth

Designed specifically for the first-time visitor to Angkor, this definitive guide will bring the Angkor temples to life with 19 artistic recreations to show what these ruined temples would have looked like in their heyday, reflecting as closely as possible the latest academic research. Who hasn't wandered ancient ruins and tried to imagine how these sites would have looked in their heyday?

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  • Published in Culture

Modern Khmer Cities by Vann Molyvann

This book offers an analysis of urban planning in Cambodia by the preeminent Cambodian architect and urban planner, HE Vann Molyvann. The urban areas of Angkor / Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville are examined through rich layers of historical, geological and ecological analysis.

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  • Published in Buddhism

Angkor: The Serenity of Buddhism by Marc Riboud

Angkor, the ancient seat of the god-kings of Cambodia, is the great treasury of Khmer artistic culture, whose evocative, enigmatic sculptures are known throughout the world. Marc Riboud, the French photographer, visited the site several times, first in the late 1960s and most recently in November 1990, capturing its monuments and inhabitants before and after the years of the Khmer Rouge and the Killing Fields.

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  • Published in Culture

Phnom Penh A Cultural History by Milton Osborne

As a one-time resident of Phnom Penh and an authority on Southeast Asia, Milton Osborne provides a colorful account of the troubled history and appealing culture of Cambodia's capital city. Osborne sheds light on Phnom Penh's early history, when first Iberian missionaries and freebooters and then French colonists held Cambodia's fate in their hands.

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  • Published in Society

The White Building by Guy Singer

This is the story of the residents in a decaying slum in Phnom Penh called the White Building. It is a gritty dark story, full of the true struggles they face - hopelessness, unemployment and poverty. It is the story of the relationship between the honest, hard-working members of society and some on the seedier of the Building's inhabitants - gangsters, drug users, child abusers, pimps and prostitutes. This is a story based on the truth. Because as they say, the truth can often be stranger and more brutal than fiction.

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  • Published in Culture

Temples of Cambodia by Helen Ibbitson Jessup and Barry Brukoff

The temples of Cambodia are among the most complex and imposing architectural creations in the world, offering nothing less than the embodiment of Khmer culture. Over a period of five hundred years, successive rulers sought to build sacred spaces that bore witness to the presence of the gods and the legitimacy of the kings. Organised chronologically, this book opens with the modestly scaled brick structures of the seventh and eighth centuries and goes on to explore the first monumental temple mountains of the ninth century.

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