Rich Mcleish at the Bangkok Post wrote an excellent review of Buddhist Temples of Thailand in Sunday’s edition of Spectrum.
In the review, Mcleish wrote:
Rather than trying to define Thai temples, and indeed Thai culture, the book works more to celebrate them and share them in a tangible and simple light. The strength of the publication lies in its warmth, and gentle approach to the subject matter, revealing both something about the culture and also the tenderness the writer and photographer feel for it. Both insightful and enjoyable, it will hopefully bring a wider audience to an integral aspect of Thainess, shedding further light on the subtle intricacies of the culture without controversy or cliche.
Read more here
The Telegraph has just run a fatastic seven picture spread of Dan White’s images from Buddhist Temples of Thailand in its Travel section.
You can see the selection here. Featured temples include Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai, Wat Ko Kaew Sutharam in Phetchaburi, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang in Lampang Province and Wat Phumin in Nan.
If you haven’t seen the book yet, this piece offers a window in on just a handful of the 40 wats featured in the book.
Enjoy your read!
Manote Tripathi, arts editor at The Nation, just published a wonderful review of Buddhist Temples of Thailand in which he described Dan White’s photography as a “visual feast”, going on to write:
“Without real affection for the monasteries and the monks and understanding of their complex symbolic worlds, he [author Joe Cummings] couldn’t possibly have written with such accuracy and passion.
This is the kind of book that will set you off on a temple trail, a journey that will most likely be rewarded with not just solace, but a fuller awareness of Buddhism as a cornerstone of official Thai thinking.”
You can read the full review here.