Egyptian Art : Selected Writings of Bernard V. Bothmer
The articles of Bernard V. Bothmer are the most comprehensive collection of writings on Egyptian art history. They are introduced by T.D.H. James, former Keeper, Egyptian Collection, The British Museum, and Rita Freed, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and address several themes, such as the reappraisal of old theories to gain new insights, the contextual interpretation of Egyptian art to determine nuance and meaning, and stylistic analysis. Topics covered range in date from the origins of ancient Egypt to its decline in the Roman period. The audience for the work includes professional scholars, students and museum curators, particularly in Europe, where Bothmer has a wide following. Bothmer in his career sought out both scholarly and lay audiences, and his writings have the same dual purpose.
- Hardback | 544 pages
- 228 x 287 x 45mm | 2,396.99g
- 31 Dec 2004
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- halftones throughout
For future generations, people like myself, who will not have the privilege of studying or working with Bothmer, this book contains a wealth of information of the working method and the eye of a great Egyptian historian. It provides an example to emulate with regard to its style of writing and elegance in publication. * Elsbeth van der Wilt, Bibliotheca Orientalis *
About Bernard V. Bothmer
The late Bernard V. Bothmer began his career in Egyptian Art at the Egyptian Museum in Berlin. He subsequently joined the Department of Egyptian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and then the Department of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where he later became Chairman. Brooklyn quality became a recognized standard during his tenure. Bothmer was the first Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Egyptian Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.