The Author

Joe Cummings originally came to Thailand to study Buddhism, and soon afterwards began research on Southeast Asian art history for a master’s degree at the University of California at Berkeley. He has written more than 30 guidebooks on countries in Asia and North America, and authored several books on Buddhist art and architecture, Thai design and other related topics, including Buddhist Temples of Thailand (with Dan White, published by Marshall Cavendish), Buddhist Stupas in Asia, Lanna Renaissance, Burmese Design and Architecture and Chiang Mai Style.