The Art of Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

The Art of Ancient Egypt / Edition 2

by Gay Robins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674030656

ISBN-13: 9780674030657

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Harvard


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…  See more details below

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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 Robins’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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674030657
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
53,513
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chronology 8

1 Understanding Ancient Egyptian Art 12

2 Origins: The Early Dynastic Period 30

3 The First Flowering: The Old Kingdom (I) 40

4 A Golden Age: The Old Kingdom (II) 58

5 Diversity in Disunity: The First Intermediate Period 80

6 Return to the Heights: The Middle Kingdom (I) 90

7 Change and Collapse: The Middle Kingdom (II) 110

8 A New Momentum: The New Kingdom (I): Ahmose to Amenhorep III 122

9 The Great Heresy: The New Kingdom (II): The Amarna Period and its Aftermath 149

10 The Glories of Empire: The New Kingdom (III) 166

11 Fragmentation and New Directions: The Third Intermediate Period 195

12 Looking to the Past: The Late Period (I) 210

13 The Final Flowering: The Late Leriod (II) and Ptolemaic Period 231

14 Epilogue 252

Abbreviations and Bibliography 256

Further Reading 265

Illustration Acknowledgements 267

Index 269

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