For three millennia, the Valley of the Nile, from the Delta to Nubia, was an immense construction site under the direction of the pharaohs master-builders.
The pyramids at Giza, the temples of Luxor, Karnak, and Philae, the tombs of the Valley of Kings-all these colossal edifices are endowed with a mysterious, religious quality that has survived through the ages.
In this intriguing text, illustrated with over magnificent photographs, the extraordinary legacy of the ancient Egyptian Kings is chartered, the author draws on historical fact to reveal the spiritual aspects of a unique architecture and buiding technique.
Through descriptions of the buildings, frescos, statues, reliefs, hieroglyphs, and paintings we discover how a civilization and its kings developped a faith and cult whose predominance was omnipresent, and how and why Egyptian art continued to flourish over a period of 3000 years and produce some of the greatest masterpieces of humanity.
|Publisher:||Terrail, Pierre Editions|
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
Table of Contents
From Midbrick to Quarried Stone: The Monument of King Djoser at Saqqara 16
The Age of the Great Pyramids 36
Collapse, Revolution and, Renaissance During the Middle Kingdom 60
Ascendancy of Upper Egypt: The Bloom of New-Kingdom 84
The Tomb: A Glorification of Life 114
Duel Between Amun and the Aten, Between Thebes and Amarna 142
The Glory of the Ramessides: A Frenzy of Construction 162
Funerary Temples of Thebes and Ramesside Palaces 190
Renaissance of Architecture in Ptolemaic Egypt 210
Philae and the Late Temple: The Last Surge of Egyptian Art 232
Plans, 1/2500 Scale 252