The Art of Ancient Egypt

The Art of Ancient Egypt


By (author) Gay Robins


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  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 248mm x 257mm x 20mm | 1,184g
  • Publication date: 6 January 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass
  • ISBN 10: 0674030656
  • ISBN 13: 9780674030657
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 150 color illustrations, 150 halftones
  • Sales rank: 179,103

Product description

From the awesome grandeur of the Great Pyramids to the delicacy of a face etched on an amulet, the spellbinding power of ancient Egyptian art persists to this day. Spanning three thousand years, this beautifully illustrated history offers a thorough and delightfully readable introduction to the artwork even as it provides insight into questions that have long engaged experts and amateurs alike. In its scope, its detail, and its eloquent reproduction of over 250 objects, Gay Robins s classic book is without parallel as a guide to the art of ancient Egypt. And her eagerly awaited new edition includes many new color photographs and a fully revised and updated bibliography.

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Author information

Gay Robins is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University.

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Robins has produced the first significant general survey of ancient Egyptian art in the English language since Cyril Aldred's "Egyptian Art in the Days of the Pharaohs, 3100-320 BC "and W. Stevenson Smith's "The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt,.".Unique to this survey is the inclusion of Ptolemaic art and the attention paid to the decoration of sarcophagi, coffins, and mummy cartonages over three millennia. The text is authoritative and fully referenced with an excellent bibliography. This work will interest general readers as well as scholars and is recommended for all public and academic libraries. -- Edward K. Werner "Library Journal"