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The Egyptian revival : ancient Egypt as the inspiration for design motifs in the west

Author: James Stevens Curl
Publisher: Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
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"In this illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Professor Curl describes the numerous revivals of the Egyptian style from Antiquity to the present day, drawing on a wealth of sources. His pioneering and definitive work analyses the remarkable and persistent influence of Ancient Egyptian culture on the West. For students of art,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Stevens Curl
ISBN: 0415361192 9780415361194 0415361184 9780415361187 9780203011959 0203011953
OCLC Number: 57208695
Notes: Rev. and enl. ed. of: Egyptomania. 1994.
Description: xxxvi, 572 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Egypt and Europe --
Some manifestations of Egyptianisms from the time of Trajan to the early Renaissance period --
Further manifestations with Egyptian connotations in Europe from the Renaissance to the beginning of the eighteenth century --
Egyptian elements in eighteenth-century Europe to the time of Piranesi --
The Egyptian revival from the time of Piranesi until the Napoleonic campaigns in Egypt --
The Egyptian revival after the Napoleonic campaigns in Egypt --
Application of the Egyptian style --
The Egyptian revival in funerary architecture --
Aspects of the Egyptian revival in the later part of the nineteenth century --
The Egyptian revival in the twentieth century --
A postscript.
Responsibility: James Stevens Curl.
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Describing the revivals of the Egyptian style from Antiquity to the modern times, this book analyzes the influence of Ancient Egyptian culture on the West. It develops the argument that the  Read more...

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