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Thai Architectural Beliefs and Ideologies through the Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya. A Talk by Rasita Sin-ek-iem

 

 

On Thursday 30 January 2020, Dr Rasita Sin-ek-iem will give a talk at The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage on the topic of “of Thai Architectural Beliefs and Ideologies through the Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya”.

Dr Rasita's study of “Thai Architectural Beliefs and Ideologies through the Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya” presents a cultural term of History of Architecture methodology through historical evidences which were the Royal Chronicles of Ayutthaya, in addition of the knowledge of Thai architectural tradition in dimension of space and time during Ayutthaya kingdom. As a result, this study shows five Thai architectural traditions through these documents as follow: Thai architectural tradition of the city, of the palace, of the temple, of the house, and of the royal ceremonial architecture. This study mentions History of Architecture purpose which is based on values and meanings behind the architectural forms. The architectural traditions are able to represent human cultures and civilisations which were the creator's desires or those of the architects who designed these buildings.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dr Rasita Sin-ek-iem is an independent scholar on History of Art, History of Architecture, Cultural Heritage Management and Tourism, a Chief Expert at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Thammasat University, and an adjunct lecturer at Thammasat University and NIDA.

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Place: The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21

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