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Atlas of Egyptian Art by E. Prisse D'Avennes, Olaf E. Kaper, E. Prisse D'Advennes

This enchanted tour of Egyptian art by one of its early explorers is one of the most beautiful modern works on ancient Egyptian art. Prisse d’Avennes’ monumental work, first published in Paris over a ten-year period between 1868 and 1878, includes the only surviving record of many lost artifacts.
‘‘None of Prisse’s contemporaries had the skill or endurance to bring such an endeavor to such a brilliant end. He was far ahead of his time in his awareness of the vulnerability of the monuments and the need to protect them and to record them. His were the first reliable drawings of Egyptian architecture and ornaments and the first plans and sections of constructions newly excavated. He returned to Paris [in 1860] with a rich harvest of 300 drawings, 400 meters of squeezes, and 150 photographs.’’ — Maarten J. Raven, Curator of the Egyptian Department, the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden.
Now reissued in a handy new hardbound reference format.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789774244278
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Pages: 167
Product dimensions: 8.62(w) x 11.83(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Emile Prisse d’Avennes (1807–79), a colossal figure in Egyptian studies, is also the author of Atlas of Egyptian Art (AUC Press, 1997), the Oriental Album, as well as dozens of articles and reports on a variety of subjects.

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