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    The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt (Pelican History of Art / Yale University Press (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) W.Stevenson Smith, Revised by William Kelly Simpson

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    DescriptionThe civilisation of Ancient Egypt flourished along the fertile banks of the River Nile. It was a civilisation that extended in virtually unbroken continuity from the fourth millennium B.C. to the conquest of Alexander the Great. During this long era of constancy the architectural and artistic styles characteristic of this civilisation changed and developed from period to period and dynasty to dynasty, as this book so vividly shows. Monuments with their wall-reliefs and paintings and treasures and decoration as well as many other works of art are beautifully reproduced in over 400 illustrations, many in colour, which alongside this classic text, now revised and with a new updated bibliography, make this volume the definitive survey of this subject, appealing both to students and the general reader.


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    Title
    The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) W.Stevenson Smith, Revised by William Kelly Simpson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,270 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300077476
    ISBN 10: 0300077475
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25850
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    Libri: I-AT
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: ART009000, HIS002030, ARC005000
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 709.32
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 709/.32, 709.32
    LC classification: N5350 .S5 1998
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: AM, AGA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1HBE
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6CA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    75 colour plates, 344 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    01 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Review text
    The ancient Egyptians were profoundly concerned with life after death. In their tombs, they recreated life for the dead in a naturalistic way, giving us deep insights into their culture. These include revealing portraits of the kings and queens, and their civil servants - the men and women who built the pyramids at Giza, the tombs at Thebes and the temples at Luxor and Karnak. These monuments with their wall reliefs, paintings and other works of art are reproduced here in over 400 illustrations, many in colour. First published over 40 years ago, this revised edition confirms its status as one of the definitive accounts of the subject. (Kirkus UK)