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    Egyptian Art (Art & Ideas) (Paperback) Translated by Nordine Haddad, By (author) Reinhold Heller, By (author) Jaromir Malek

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    DescriptionFrom the geometrical precision of the pyramids to the golden treasures found in Tutankhamun's tomb, the art of ancient Egypt has an enduring capacity to attract and intrigue. These remarkable works of art are the concrete expression of the ancient Egyptians' way of life and their attitudes to religion and the afterlife. In this clear and comprehensive introduction, Jaromir Malek deftly traces Egyptian art from its prehistoric origins, through 3, 000 years of astonishing achievements in the era of the pharaohs, to the conquest of Egypt by the Romans.

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    Egyptian Art
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Nordine Haddad, By (author) Reinhold Heller, By (author) Jaromir Malek
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 885 g
    ISBN 13: 9780714836270
    ISBN 10: 0714836273

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    DC22: 709
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 55
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS009000, HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: ACG
    BISAC V2.8: ART015060, TRV015010, ART015010
    DC21: 709.32
    B&T Approval Code: A15503030
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A02302000
    DC22: 709/.32
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: N5350 .M256 1999
    Thema V1.0: AGA, NKD
    Illustrations note
    255 colour and 17 b&w illustrations
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Phaidon Press Ltd
    Publication date
    22 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Jaromir Malek is Keeper of the Archive at the Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. His books include In the Shadow of the Pyramids:Egypt During the Old Kingdom and Egypt: 4, 000 Years of Art, also published by Phaidon.
    Review quote
    'By placing the material firmly in its social and cultural context, Malek is able to explain many of the subleties and complexities of the relationship between life and art in the pharaonic period. No other book on Egyptian art gives quite so strong a sense of the painting and statuary as almost inevitable products of the culture of ancient Egypt.' (Ian Shaw, Department of Archaeology, Liverpool University) 'A fascinating survey of how Egypt's own history influenced its art forms and genres over three thousand years.' (Betsy Bryan, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore) 'Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing.' (Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London) 'The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods...I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools.' (Joachim Pissarro, Yale University)
    Table of contents
    Riches of the black land; the quest for form 5500-2647 BC; pointing to the stars 2647-2040 BC; kingdoms set in stone 2123 -1540 BC; the art of opulence 1540-1353 BC; heretic city 1353-1295 BC; colossal obsession 1295-715 BC; the last brilliance 715-332 BC; Mediterranean and African 332 BC-395 AD; wonderful things.