. . . were an apogee of Indo-Chinese civilization. The mysterious beauty of the ancient shrines, temples and bas reliefs of the ancient ruins of the Khmer culture of Cambodia are pictured with a conspectus of the Hindu Buddhist religious and social forces engendering them. There are 112 photogravure illustrations, 6 plates in color and 11 black and white maps and floor plans giving graphic testimony of the innumerable deities whom the people of Angkor worshiped and immortalized in their sculpture and wall decorations. A beautiful volume handsomely presenting a study of Southeastern Asia's ""most creative people"".