Egyptian art /

The art and architecture of Egypt during the age of the pharaohs continue to capture the imagination of the modern world. Vivid, graceful forms decorating monuments that emanated ambition and authority spark our wonder about this distant culture. Ever youthful and elegant men and women encounter odd...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Manley, Bill (Author)
Format: Book
Published: London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2017.
Series:World of art.
Table of Contents:
  • Part I: Art & creation. 'Giving stone to its lord': offerings and monuments
  • 'See my perfection, my son': offerings and the king
  • 'The risen earth': creation in art and architecture
  • Part II: Art & the artists. 'All the craftsmanship was under my attention': the artists
  • 'Rejoicing in the perfect monument': the artists at work
  • 'A gateway to the far side of the sky': the principles of art
  • 'For your spirit--have the perfect day': the canon of the human figure
  • Part III: Art in context. 'The first instance': the earliest art of pharaonic Egypt
  • 'Stride perfected on perfect paths': the noble offering cult
  • 'I was the one who opened up this area': a study in change: the first intermediate period
  • 'She who is facing her lord': the tombs and temples of Thebes
  • 'You create the world as you will in your uniqueness': two more studies in change. The Amarna period ; An imperial legacy
  • 'I drove away the killers': services to others
  • 'A perfect joy to look at': the significance of the minor arts
  • 'I shall bring no more offerings for you': the latest art of pharaonic Egypt.