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    Dawn of Egyptian Art (Metropolitan Museum, New York: Exhibition Catalogues) (Hardback) By (author) Diana Craig Patch

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    DescriptionEgyptian art from the Pharaonic era is characterized by colossal sphinxes, elaborately decorated coffins, hieroglyphs, and beautifully modeled reliefs. Less well-known, but equally impressive, are the rare and ancient images of people, animals, and landscapes from the pre-Pharaonic era, the period that preceded and directly influenced these iconic forms of artistic expression. With lavish illustrations of more than 170 fascinating objects created from about 4000 to 2650 BC, "Dawn of Egyptian Art" presents the origins of these art forms and iconography that remained in use for centuries. Comprehensive texts explore the origins and early development of the culture of ancient Egypt while discussing the representation of the self and the universe, the relationship between image and writing, and the early Egyptians' evolving view of how the world worked.

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    Dawn of Egyptian Art
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Diana Craig Patch
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 666 g
    ISBN 13: 9780300179521
    ISBN 10: 0300179529

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: ART006000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    BISAC V2.8: ART015010
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART047000
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    DC22: 709.32
    DC23: 709.32
    BISAC region code:
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/ARTAS
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    240 colour illustrations
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    29 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Diana Patch is associate curator in the Egyptian Art Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
    Review quote
    "One of the most impressive publications on the early Egyptian art I have seen. Beautifully illustrated with over 180 photographs of objects from exhibition and with an eye-catching cover... [Dawn of Egyptian Art] looks and feels like a 'coffee table' book but the text is both readable and highly informative./i>--Victoria Blunden"Ancient Egypt" (07/01/2012)