Building Cambodia: 'New Khmer Architecture' 1953-1970

Author : Helen Grant Ross, Darryl Leon Collins
Category : Books
Format : PDF
Geographic Focus : Cambodia
Published : 2006 Access

The rise and fall of New Khmer Architecture over 17 years has no parallel in modern architectural history. This book describes how such outstanding work flourished in Southeast Asia's oldest kingdom until it was dragged into almost three decades of military dictatorship, genocide and civil war. Based on six years of research in Cambodia, France and Australia, the authors recount this extraordinary period of national development with fascinating and sometimes controversial details. They also identify dozens of architects, engineers and town planners from the fifties and sixties who left a distinctly Cambodian architectural heritage that is only now being recognized.

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