Art of Ancient Egypt

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-09-15
  • Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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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 Robinsrs"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.

Table of Contents

Chronologyp. 8
Understanding Ancient Egyptian Artp. 12
Origins: The Early Dynastic Periodp. 30
The First Flowering: The Old Kingdom (I)p. 40
A Golden Age: The Old Kingdom (II)p. 58
Diversity in Disunity: The First Intermediate Periodp. 80
Return to the Heights: The Middle Kingdom (I)p. 90
Change and Collapse: The Middle Kingdom (II)p. 110
A New Momentum: The New Kingdom (I): Ahmose to Amenhorep IIIp. 122
The Great Heresy: The New Kingdom (II): The Amarna Period and its Aftermathp. 149
The Glories of Empire: The New Kingdom (III)p. 166
Fragmentation and New Directions: The Third Intermediate Periodp. 195
Looking to the Past: The Late Period (I)p. 210
The Final Flowering: The Late Leriod (II) and Ptolemaic Periodp. 231
Epiloguep. 252
Abbreviations and Bibliographyp. 256
Further Readingp. 265
Illustration Acknowledgementsp. 267
Indexp. 269
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