This lavishly-illustrated book documents the rich Buddhist cultural heritage of Cambodia. After a discussion of Buddhist art ingeneral, the authors highlight the most important mural paintings, as well as the architecture of the temples in which they are housed, painting techniques and narrative systems. Over 100 viharas with mural paintings throughout Cambodia are described, illustrated in 630 colour photographs many of which are hitherto unpublished. This book is a beautiful and important record of Cambodian Buddhist painting, both traditional and modern.
River Books was founded over 30 years ago to publish books on Southeast Asian art, history and culture.