In early 20th century Cambodia, George Groslier established the School of Cambodian Arts, teaching students the crafts of modelling, wood-carving, sculpture, bronze-casting, furniture-making, the art of the goldsmith or silversmith, and (for girls) weaving. In 1936, English author Miss H. W. Ponder published “Cambodian Glory,” including a detailed chapter about this unique school titled “The Tree of Knowledge.” This is the second of a four-part series of articles excerpted from her work.
In 1936, English author Miss H. W. Ponder published Cambodian Glory, including a detailed chapter about George Groslier and the School of Cambodian Arts titled “The Tree of Knowledge.” Excerpts from her article are featured on Devata.org as a four part series detailing Groslier’s work reviving the classic crafts of the Khmer people by founding the School of Cambodian Arts. This is the first article in a four part series.
In 1927, American artist Lucille Douglass wrote the lines below…who would suspect that she would remain at Angkor Wat for all eternity?
“Angkor is one of the really great experiences of my life-a more intellectual than emotional experience — not that it left me cold, quite the contrary — but it was more of an uplift — an inspiration.
“Our stay — longer than most tourists — was all too short — Angkor Wat alone requires years of study — living with understanding — a few days seems but a mockery.
“I have never had a place affect me so peculiarly. . . . I shall go back for a time as long as I can stand it and do further study on the spot.
“You see the ruins are set in the midst of the jungle — which held them in its clutches for so many centuries that it still seems jealous of them.”
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What links the RMS Titanic and the Cambodian jungle temple of Angkor Wat? Author Helen Churchill Candee survived the infamous maritime disaster to write Angkor the Magnificent. Titanic Book Unveiling on Top of Angkor Wat
Angkor the Magnificent – Cambodia Daily Review. A Glimpse of a Bygone Era. Helen Churchill Candee’s Account of Southeast Asia Was Ahead of its Time
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Much more than a mere travelogue, Helen Candee wrote what was then a definitive look at ancient and early 20th Century Cambodia – considered “one of the first significant works on Cambodia in the English language. Angkor the Magnificent book review in The Titanic Communicator
As life after a fire is rebuilt, passion for Khmer culture is reborn. Davis’ first love affair with Southeast Asia and its culture began nearly two decades ago. A Love Affair With Cambodia for Angkor Wat Researcher Kent Davis
Author Helen Churchill Candee survived the infamous Titanic maritime disaster to write Angkor the Magnificent, history’s most captivating account of Southeast Asia’s mysterious Khmer Empire. Angkor history book by Titanic survivor Helen Candee on Kindle Reader