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    Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture (Shire Egyptology) (Paperback) By (author) Geoffrey Killen

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    DescriptionThis book gives a comprehensive description of Egyptian woodworking from the earliest times to the Late Period. It examines the sources of wood and other materials used by Egyptian carpenters. The techniques used to embellish timber and the complex joints employed in carcase construction are also explained and woodworking tools and processes throughout the Dynastic period are described. Some of the important sources which illustrate the development of furniture styles and the use of tools come from wall paintings and relief in tombs. The story of furniture is traced through an examination of surviving pieces that are now preserved in museums, including First Dynasty bedframes from Tarkhan and the furniture of the Fourth Dynasty queen Hetepheres, as well as the highly developed cabinet making and turned stool legs of the Late and Graeco-Roman periods.


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    Title
    Egyptian Woodworking and Furniture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoffrey Killen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747802396
    ISBN 10: 0747802394
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: WFL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    LC classification: DT
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25890
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ANT017000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HBE
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC20: 749.2932
    DC22: 749.2932
    Thema V1.0: WF, NKD
    Illustrations note
    Plans :Bibliography: p62 :Includes index
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    04 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Geoffrey Killen studied Design and Technology at Shoreditch College, University of London, where he specialised in researching ancient woodworking techniques and furniture. He has established a position as a leading furniture historian, the results of his research having been widely published.
    Table of contents
    List of illustrations Chronology Woodworking materials Woodworking techniques and fittings Predynastic and early dynastic periods Old Kingdom Middle Kingdom New kingdom Late and Roman periods Glossary Museums Further reading Index