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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
De Vecchi, Pierluigi.
New York : Abbeville Press Pub., c1996
|Named Person:||Michelangelo Buonarroti|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Pierluigi De Vecchi; Gianluigi Colalucci
|Language Note:||Translated from the Italian.|
|Notes:||Includes fold-out pages to reveal other illustrations.|
|Description:||271 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Pierluigi De Vecchi ; with an essay on the restoration by Gianluigi Colalucci.|
almost 600 of the figures used in the classic phase of Egypt's "sacred writing," this fascinating volume traces the origins and the meaning of each sign, as well as its graphic stylization. An opening essay reveals the secrets of the hieroglyphic system, including its development and its structural characteristics, and emphasizes the sacred, evocative, even magical power of the form, which - unlike our own abstract alphabet - is immediate and expressive. Concluding the.
book are a complete glossary, a bibliography, and an index, designed to make this book invaluable to the casual reader as well as the student and specialist.
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