In "Sanctuary: The Temples of Angkor", Steve McCurry has beautifully and evocatively photographed the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, among the world's most impressive monuments. Angkor was the capital of the Khmer rulers from the end of the ninth century until the mid-fifteenth. Each built a state temple at the capital, surrounded by walls, moats and embankments laid out in accordance with cosmological precepts. Designated a world heritage site by UNESCO, the temples attract tourists, archaeologists, pilgrims and art historians. McCurry first visited Angkor on assignment for National Geographic magazine. He has since made a number of return visits, capturing sublime and stunning images of the site, documenting a magical world of carved gods, weathered masonry, tangled vegetation and the people of Angkor.
Size: 7 3/4 x 11"
Publisher: Phaidon Press, Ltd. (London/New York, 2002)