The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt / Edition 3

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The civilisation of Ancient Egypt flourished along the fertile banks of the River Nile. It was a civilisation that extended in virtually unbroken continuity from the fourth millennium B.C. to the conquest of Alexander the Great. During this long era of constancy the architectural and artistic styles characteristic of this civilisation changed and developed from period to period and dynasty to dynasty, as this book so vividly shows. Monuments with their wall-reliefs and paintings and treasures and decoration as well as many other works of art are beautifully reproduced in over 400 illustrations, many in colour, which alongside this classic text, now revised and with a new updated bibliography, make this volume the definitive survey of this subject, appealing both to students and the general reader.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300077476
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 310
  • Sales rank: 467,401
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronological Table
Map of Egypt
1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Prehistoric and Early Dynastic Periods
2 Predynastic Egypt (4000-3200 B.C.) 8
3 Dynasties I-II (3200-2780 B.C.) 16
Pt. 2 The Old Kingdom
4 Dynasty III (2780-2680 B.C.) 26
5 Dynasty IV (2680-2565 B.C.) 37
6 Dynasty V (2565-2420 B.C.) 62
7 Dynasty VI (2420-2258 B.C.) 74
Pt. 3 The Growth of the Middle Kingdom and its Collapse
8 The First Intermediate Period: Dynasties VII-X (2258-2052 B.C.) 80
9 Dynasty XI (2134-1991 B.C.) 85
10 Dynasty XII (1991-1786 B.C.) 91
11 The Minor Arts and Foreign Relations of the Middle Kingdom 113
12 The Second Intermediate Period: Dynasties XIII-XVII (1786-1570 B.C.) 120
Pt. 4 The New Kingdom
13 The Early Eighteenth Dynasty: Ahmose-Tuthmosis III (1570-1450 B.C.) 126
14 The Height of the Eighteenth Dynasty: Amenhotep II-Amenhotep III (1450-1372 B.C.) 146
15 The Palace of Amenhotep III and New Kingdom Domestic Architecture 159
16 The Change to Amarna 170
17 The Amarna Period (1372-1350 B.C.) 181
18 The Post-Amarna Period (1350-1314 B.C.) 195
19 The Ramesside Period: Dynasties XIX-XX (1314-1085 B.C.) 208
Pt. 5 The Later Periods
20 The Period of Decline: Dynasties XXI-XXII (1085-730 B.C.) 226
21 The Kushite and Saite Revival and the End of Dynastic Egypt (730-332 B.C.) 232
Abbreviations 252
Notes 253
Bibliography 278
Index 291
Photographic Acknowledgements 297
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