ISBN-10:
0714836273
ISBN-13:
9780714836270
Pub. Date:
07/28/1999
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Egyptian Art A&i

Egyptian Art A&i

by Jaromir Malek
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Overview

Ancient Egyptian art has an enduring fascination. From the geometrical precision of the great pyramids at Giza to the golden treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, the products of the Egyptian civilization attract and intrigue. Far from being art works in the modern sense, they represent the concrete expression of a profound belief in the primacy of the Egyptian way of life and the continuation of the spirit in the afterlife.

This comprehensive new book traces Egyptian art from its origins in prehistoric times through the supreme achievements of the pharaohs to the Roman period. Placing the works of art in their historical, geographical and spiritual context, Jaromir Malek seeks to create a more complete and realistic view of this fascinating culture. Beyond the period of ancient Egyptian art itself, Malek traces the history of Egyptology and looks at the influence of Egypt on modern art, a topic which has so far been almost completely ignored. Through its wealth of illustrations, this book reveals the immense variety and superb quality of the objects and buildings that have survived from ancient Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714836270
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Series: Art and Ideas Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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