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The art of ancient Egypt

Author: Gay Robins
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the awesome grandeur of the great pyramids to the delicacy of a face etched on an amulet, the power of the art of ancient Egypt persists to this day. This beautifully illustrated book conducts us through the splendors of this world, great and small, and into the mysteries of its fascination in its day as well as in our own. What did art, and the architecture that housed it, mean to the ancient Egyptians? Why  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Robins, Gay.
Art of ancient Egypt.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605298934
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gay Robins
ISBN: 0674046609 9780674046603 0674003764 9780674003767
OCLC Number: 36817299
Description: 271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Understanding ancient Egyptian art --
Origins: the early dynastic period --
The first flowering: the old kingdom (I) --
A golden age: the old kingdom (II) --
Diversity in disunity: the first intermediate period --
Return to the heights: the middle kingdom (I) --
Change and collapse: the middle kingdom (II) --
A new momentum: the new kingdom (I): Ahmose to Amenhotep III --
The great heresy: the new kingdom (II): the Amarna period and its aftermath --
The glories of empire: the new kingdom (III) --
Fragmentation and new directions: the third intermediate period --
Looking to the past: the late period (I) --
The final flowering: the late period (II) and Ptolemaic period.
Responsibility: Gay Robins.
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Spanning 3000 years, this book studies Egyptian art from the grandeur of the Great Pyramid to a face etched on an amulet. The book conducts the reader through the world of Egyptian art, looking at  Read more...

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delight anyone interested in the art and archaeology of the ancient world. Robins has produced the first significant general survey of ancient Egyptian art in the English language since Cyril Read more...

 
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