Egyptian Art (Art in Detail)

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Art in Detail: Egyptian Art takes a unique approach to illuminating, in close-up detail, the styles and techniques of over two thousand years of artistic development. Using a series of die-cut windows, this book allows the reader to browse twenty significant works produced by this rich and diverse culture—including the ornate funerary mask of Tutankhamen and the stone sculptures of Abu Simbel—from a variety of angles and viewpoints.
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Art in Detail: Egyptian Art takes a unique approach to illuminating, in close-up detail, the styles and techniques of over two thousand years of artistic development. Using a series of die-cut windows, this book allows the reader to browse twenty significant works produced by this rich and diverse culture—including the ornate funerary mask of Tutankhamen and the stone sculptures of Abu Simbel—from a variety of angles and viewpoints.
  • Each image is first looked at in full alongside a history and timeline relating to the work.
  • Carefully positioned and reversible die-cut windows allow each image to be viewed as a spotlit and magnified detail with authoritative text summarizing the characteristic technique, tone, and colors of the artist’s work.
  • An innovative and irresistible art giftbook that considers the mystery, history, and symbolism of Egyptian art.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435103801
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/25/2008
  • Series: Art in Detail Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Susie Hodge has an MA in the History of Art from the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts. She lectures on art and art history to a wide range of audiences, and produces educational resources for museums and galleries including the Tate, Royal Academy, and Victoria & Albert Museum, London. She has written a large number of art and art history titles for adults and children, including How to Paint Like the Impressionists and Ancient Egyptian Art.

 

Consultant Editor Dr. Christina Riggs is lecturer in Egyptian art at the School of World Art Studies and Museology, University of East Anglia, UK, and the author of The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt: Art, Identity, and Funerary Religion. She studied Egyptian art at the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, and Oxford University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2010

    A valuable contribution to the subject

    The first question I ask myself, when considering a new book purchase, is "What does this book contribute to my collection?" Ancient Egypt is a subject that is well-represented in my collection, but even a casual perusal of Hodge's "Egyptian Art" showed that this would be a valuable addition.

    For this book, Hodge selected twenty specific pieces of Egyptian artwork, most of which are familiar choices, and examined each in detail. Composition, form, function and manner of display are all considered, along with some information about the context in Egypt's long history in which the piece was created. As a result, each piece transcends mere aesthetics, and becomes an eloquent witness to ancient Egyptian culture.

    To the historian, this book offers splendid insights into Egyptian civilization, and perhaps just as importantly, demonstrates how we know so many of these insights. For someone drawn to this work from the standpoint of art appreciation, on the other hand, this book may well be the first explanation of Egypt's rich tradition. Several of the artworks explored in this book are famous enough to grab the attention of the casual reader, perhaps inspiring a new interest in ancient Egypt.

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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    Egyptian Art

    The images in the book are great quality. I like the historical content without being overly detailed. I had a learned a lot from this book about ancient Egypt, so for anyone who wants a little bit of Egyptian art and history, this is a good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2010

    Egyptian Art

    Loved this little book, love all things pertaining to Egyptian art. Bought one as a gift. Wonderful addition to my collection. If you love beautiful art, get this little gem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2009

    Great Background Information

    I wish I had gotten this book before my trip to Egypt. Yet, it enabled me to understand a little more on what I experienced when I was there. The book not only provided insight into the religious & social significance of the art, but also information on artist techniques & colors. The die-cut windows in the book was a fantastic approach to zoom in on a particular detail of the artifact. Great job.

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    Posted December 13, 2009

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