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Sanctuary free pdf The temples of Angkor are one the world's most impressive archaeological treasures. The extensive network of ancient temples in Cambodia - a magical world of carved gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and orange-robed monks, so long off-limits to Western visitors - are evocatively presented in Steve McCurry's unique style. An introduction by John Guy - an authority on the cultural history of Southeast Asia - provides an informative introduction to the history and architecture of the site and also explains its religious history and modern usage. Designated a World Heritage site, the temples of Angkor are a great attraction to tourists and archaeologists alike, and are a popular pilgrimage destination for the faithful. McCurry shows these many facets in grand panoramas of the architecture, intimate portraits of the life of the monks and studies of wonderful sculptures (which are displayed in separate sections of the book on textured paper).

About Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1950. He graduated in 1974 from Penn State University after studies in cinematography and history. For two years he worked on the newspaper Today's Post before taking off for India where he earned his living freelancing for magazines. His big break came in 1979 when he crossed rebel-controlled Afghanistan prior to the Russian invasion, producing a unique story which was published around the world. It won him the Overseas Press Club's Robert Capa Gold Medal for photographic reporting 'requiring exceptional courage and enterprise' - the first of many subsequent awards to his credit. It brought him to the attention of National Geographic's editors with whom he has worked on a regular basis ever since. McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict - including the Iran - Iraq war, Beirut, the Philippines, the Gulf War and the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia. For National Geographic he has shot major stories in Asia, Africa, North America and Europe. In 1985, McCurry became a member of the photographers' co-operative Magnum. Exhibitions of McCurry's work have been seen in Bombay, Chicago, Delhi, London, New York, Tokyo Washington DC and the South of France, among other places. Previous books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (Phaidon, 1999) and South Southeast (Phaidon 2000). Photographer's Residence: New York, USA John Guy is a leading authority on the cultural history of Southeast Asia. He is curator of Indian and Southeast Asian sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Consultant to UNESCO on historical monuments in Southeast Asia Author's Residence: Suffolk, UK

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Author : Steve McCurry
Publisher : Phaidon Press Ltd
Data Published : 01 June 2002
ISBN : 0714841757
EAN : 9780714841755
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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