Angkor: A Guide To The Angkor Monuments

by Maurice Glaize & Nils Tremmel

An English translation of famous "Le Glaize", the reference 1944 Architectural Guide by Angkor Conservator Maurice Glaize.

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Type: e-book

Publisher: The Angkor Guide.

Edition: Updated online version: 2009

Published: 1997

Pages: 229

Language : English

About the Author

Glaize Marchal West Mebon

Maurice Glaize

Maurice Glaize (26 Dec. 1886, Paris – 17 July 1964, La Rochelle) was a French architect and archeologist, Conservator of Angkor from 1937 to 1945.

Architect-in-chief of Saigon from 1930 to 1934 (where he lived with wife Louise Carlier), he became a permanent member of EFEO in 1936 and took over the post of Angkor Conservator-in-chief the following year, after Georges Trouvé's tragic death.

Following Henri Marchal's steps, Maurice Glaize succeeded in adapting the anastylosis method to available resources, value and structural conditions of each building. His work led to a better understanding of the role of architectural representations in Khmer civilization (Neak Pean, West Mebon).

His Guide published in 1944 (Les Monuments du groupe d'Angkor, Albert Portail Editeur, Saigon), known as 'Le Glaize', became the reference for French-speaking visitors, and has since gone through six re-editions.


With Henri Marchal and the West Mebon monumental Vishnu statue (EFEO)

About the Translator

Nils Tremmel

Nils Tremmel is an independent historian and researcher who launched The Angkor Guide website in the 1990s. In 1997, he self-published his translation of Maurice Glaize's Guide des monuments d'Angkor.

His personal website shows that he also studied the history of Haiti, and the Wonderland Trail in North America.