Temples of the Last Pharaohs

Temples of the Last Pharaohs

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It was the "Description de l'Egypt", published in Paris in 1809-1928, that first drew Western attention to Egyptian art and architecture. Using this work as his primary source, Dieter Arnold has reconstructed and redrawn all of the lost buildings of the Late Period - some in computer assisted images - and redrawn all other available plans. These, along with photographs of extant temples dating to Ptolemaic and Roman times, are included in this study of the formal and stylistic development of Egyptian temple architecture. Set against the background of the struggle of Egyptian culture with Assyrian, Greek, Persian, and Roman instrusion, the study places special emphasis on the survival of Egyptian building elements in Roman and Medieval European architecture. The book includes descriptions of building volume, stylistic evaluations, and foreign connections of the monuments as well as a detailed account of all known building activities from the end of the New Kingdom (c 716 BC) to the end of the Roman period.

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  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 225 x 259.8 x 31mm | 1,560.37g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 98 colour illustrations, 65 halftones, 133 line illustrations, glossary
  • 0195126335
  • 9780195126334

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Dr Arnold's study will remain a major source book for a long time and a requisite volume in any library that is concerned with later Egypt and its temple architecture. The Antiquaries Journal Arnold's Temples of the Last Pharaohs manages successfully to combine architectural history with a much broader archaeological interest in the changing role of architecture over time ... useful and most informative. Cambridge Archaeological Journal

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