ISBN-10:
0300077475
ISBN-13:
9780300077476
Pub. Date:
01/11/1999
Publisher:
Yale University Press
The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition / Edition 3

The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition / Edition 3

by W. Stevenson Smith
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Overview


A wealth of art and architectural treasures survive from Ancient Egypt—a civilization that endured from the fourth millennium B.C. to the conquest of Alexander the Great. In this book, Ancient Egyptian monuments, their decorations, and many other works of art are reproduced in more than four hundred beautiful illustrations.

The Ancient Egyptians in their tombs attempted to recreate life for the dead in a naturalistic way, often against the background of the landscape in which they lived. This book shows the tombs at Thebes, including the treasure-filled burial place of Tutankhamen, the temples of Luxor and Karnak, and the palaces of Akhenaten at Tell el Amarna and of Amenhotep III at Thebes. It also presents many revealing portraits depicting a range of subjects from the kings and queens who built the pyramids at Giza and Saqqara to their own civil servants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300077476
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 01/11/1999
Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)

About the Author


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 Egypt.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vi
Preface vii
Chronological Table ix
Map of Egypt
xii
Introduction
1(7)
PART ONE: THE PREHISTORIC AND EARLY DYNASTIC PERIODS
Predynastic Egypt (4000--3200 B.C.)
8(8)
Dynasties I--II (3200--2780 B.C.)
16(10)
PART TWO: THE OLD KINGDOM
Dynasty III (2780--2680 B.C.)
26(11)
Dynasty IV (2680--2565 B.C.)
37(25)
Dynasty V (2565--2420 B.C.)
62(12)
Dynasty VI (2420--2258 B.C.)
74(6)
PART THREE: THE GROWTH OF THE MIDDLE KINGDOM AND ITS COLLAPSE
The First Intermediate Period: Dynasties VII--X (2258--2052 B.C.)
80(5)
Dynasty XI (2134--1991 B.C.)
85(6)
Dynasty XII (1991--1786 B.C.)
91(22)
The Minor Arts and Foreign Relations of the Middle Kingdom
113(7)
The Second Intermediate Period: Dynasties XIII--XVII (1786--1570 B.C.)
120(6)
PART FOUR: THE NEW KINGDOM
The Early Eighteenth Dynasty: Ahmose--Tuthmosis III (1570--1450 B.C.)
126(20)
The Height of the Eighteenth Dynasty: Amenhotep II--Amenhotep III (1450--1372 B.C.)
146(13)
The Palace of Amenhotep III and New Kingdom Domestic Architecture
159(11)
The Change to Amarna
170(11)
The Amarna Period (1372--1350 B.C.)
181(14)
The Post-Amarna Period (1350--1314 B.C.)
195(13)
The Ramesside Period: Dynasties XIX--XX (1314--1085 B.C.)
208(18)
PART FIVE: THE LATER PERIODS
The Period of Decline: Dynasties XXI--XXII (1085--730 B.C.)
226(6)
The Kushite and Saite Revival and the End of Dynastic Egypt (730--332 B.C.)
232(20)
Abbreviations 252(1)
Notes 253(25)
Bibliography 278(13)
Index 291(6)
Photographic Acknowledgements 297

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