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Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt

Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0300077476

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ISBN13: 978-0300077476
ISBN10: 0300077475
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 98
Publisher: Pelican Books
Published: 1998
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Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt - 3RD 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0300077476

William Stevenson Smith and William Kelly Revisor Simpson

ISBN13: 978-0300077476
ISBN10: 0300077475
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 98
Publisher: Pelican Books

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Smith, W. Stevenson : Yale University

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.


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