The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

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The 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 more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 208.28 x 289.56 x 27.94mm | 1,270.05g
  • Yale University Press
  • New Haven, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 344 b/w + 75 color illus.
  • 0300077475
  • 9780300077476
  • 155,890

About W.Stevenson Smith

The late W. Stevenson Smith was curator of the Egyptian Department of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. William Kelly Simpson succeeded W. Stevenson Smith in that position. He is also professor of Egyptology at Yale University and co-director of the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to more

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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)show more