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Bayon

Bayon

New Perspectives

Edited by Vittorio Rovedo
Edited by Joyce Clark

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  • The first multidisciplinary study of the Bayon - towered-temple located in the centre of Angkor Thom, Cambodia
Full Description

The Bayon was built in the 13th century as the state temple of King Jayavarman VII, and stands at the centre of his capital, Angkor Thom. Its most distinctive feature is the multitude of smiling faces on the towers which rise up to its central peak. It also possesses two sets of bas-reliefs, which depict an unusual combination of mythological, historical and mundane events. The main current conservatory body, the Japanese Government Team for the Safeguarding of Angkor, the JSA, has described the temple as ‘the most striking expression of the ‘baroque’ style’, compared to the classical style of Angkor Wat.

Specifications
Publisher
River Books
ISBN
9789749863473
Published
23rd Aug 2007
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding South East Asia, USA & Canada
Size
255 mm x 186 mm
Pages
204 Pages
Illustrations
250 color
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