The Khmer empire, which in its heyday extended across the whole of present-day Cambodia as far west as Burma and north into Laos, flourished for at least five hundred years. During that time, the many thousands of temples and shrines built to glorify mainly Hindu gods, but also Buddhism, were carved with intricate stone reliefs of immense size, complexity and artistry. In these pediments, lintels and many miles of walls were portrayed the lives of legends of the Hindu gods, adopted and transformed by the Khmer from Indian sources, and Buddhist themes, particularly from the reign of the great Jayavarman VII.
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Vittorio Roveda has had a multi-faceted career. He gained his first doctorate in geology and stratigraphy in the 1950s, but switched interests in the 1980s to studying Asian art history. He obtained his second doctorate on the carved reliefs of Angkor Wat in 2000. Since then he has written various papers on Khmer art and spent several months every year in Cambodia.
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Descrizione libro Weatherhill, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0834804247
Descrizione libro Weatherhill, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110834804247
Descrizione libro Weatherhill. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0834804247 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0530262