Khmer Mythology: Secrets Of Angkor Wat Paperback – May 1, 1998
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- Publisher : Weatherhill (May 1, 1998)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 184 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0834804247
- ISBN-13 : 978-0834804241
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.1 x 0.7 x 9.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,009,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is organized into two parts. The first part retells some of the myths that are most frequently illustrated at Angkor - stories of Rama, Krishna, Shiva, the Sea of Milk, etc. In part two, the author discusses the reliefs of each temple in turn. (An awkward consequence of this organization is that illustrations of the reliefs discussed in part two will often be found earlier in the book, in part one, and vice-versa, requiring much page-turning on the part of the reader.) In terms of coverage, while even Roveda could not include every possible scene in this book, I would be surprised if any but the most obscure have been left out; this is an amazingly complete effort, and the book is quite well illustrated.
This book will by enjoyed by readers who are interested in Khmer art and Hindu mythology; and those fortunate enough to visit Angkor will find this book to be enormously helpful in understanding and appreciating the reliefs that they will see there.