ISBN-10:
0674030656
ISBN-13:
9780674030657
Pub. Date:
09/15/2008
Publisher:
Harvard
The Art of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition / Edition 2

The Art of Ancient Egypt: Revised Edition / Edition 2

by Gay Robins
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Overview

From the awesome grandeur of the Great Pyramids to the delicacy of a face etched on an amulet, the spellbinding power of ancient Egyptian art persists to this day. Spanning three thousand years, this beautifully illustrated history offers a thorough and delightfully readable introduction to the artwork even as it provides insight into questions that have long engaged experts and amateurs alike. In its scope, its detail, and its eloquent reproduction of over 250 objects, Gay Robins’s classic book is without parallel as a guide to the art of ancient Egypt. And her eagerly awaited new edition includes many new color photographs and a fully revised and updated bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674030657
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 09/15/2008
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 133,604
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gay Robins is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements6
Foreword7
Chronology8
1Understanding Ancient Egyptian Art12
2Origins: The Early Dynastic Period30
3The First Flowering: The Old Kingdom (I)40
4A Golden Age: The Old Kingdom (II)58
5Diversity in Disunity: The First Intermediate Period80
6Return to the Heights: The Middle Kingdom (I)90
7Change and Collapse: The Middle Kingdom (II)110
8A New Momentum: The New Kingdom (I): Ahmose to Amenhotep III122
9The Great Heresy: The New Kingdom (II): The Amarna Period and Its Aftermath149
10The Glories of Empire: The New Kingdom (III)166
11Fragmentation and New Directions: The Third Intermediate Period195
12Looking to the Past: The Late Period (I)210
13The Final Flowering: The Late Period (II) and Ptolemaic Period231
14Epilogue252
Abbreviations and Bibliography256
Further Reading265
Illustration Acknowledgements267
Index269

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