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Egyptian Art : Art & Ideas - Jaromir Malek

Egyptian Art

Art & Ideas

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From the geometrical precision of the pyramids to the golden treasures found in Tutankhamun's tomb, the art of ancient Egypt has an enduring capacity to attract and intrigue. These remarkable works of art are the concrete expression of the ancient Egyptians' way of life and their attitudes to religion and the afterlife. In this clear and comprehensive introduction, Jaromir Malek deftly traces Egyptian art from its prehistoric origins through 3000 years of astonishing achievements in the era of the pharaohs to the conquest of Egypt by the Romans.

About the Author

Jaromir Malek is Keeper of the Archive at the Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. His books include In the Shadow of the Pyramids:Egypt During the Old Kingdom and Egypt: 4, 000 Years of Art, also published by Phaidon.

Industry Reviews

'By placing the material firmly in its social and cultural context, Malek is able to explain many of the subleties and complexities of the relationship between life and art in the pharaonic period. No other book on Egyptian art gives quite so strong a sense of the painting and statuary as almost inevitable products of the culture of ancient Egypt.' (Ian Shaw, Department of Archaeology, Liverpool University) 'A fascinating survey of how Egypt's own history influenced its art forms and genres over three thousand years.' (Betsy Bryan, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore) 'Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing.' (Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London) 'The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods...I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools.' (Joachim Pissarro, Yale University)

Introductionp. 4
Riches of the Black Land: Conditions for Successp. 7
The Quest for Form: Predynastic and Early Dynastic Periodsp. 33
Pointing to the Stars: The Old Kingdomp. 83
Upheaval and Stability: The Middle Kingdom, Rise and Fallp. 159
An Art of Opulence: The New Kingdom, Early Stagesp. 209
Heretic City: The Amarna Period and its Aftermathp. 259
Colossal Obsession: The Ramessides and their Successorsp. 305
Last Brilliance: The Late Periodp. 351
Outside Intervention: The Ptolemaic and Roman Periodsp. 379
Wonderful Things: Egypt's Continuing Presencep. 403
Glossaryp. 424
Deities and Personificationsp. 427
Dynasties and Kingsp. 430
Key Datesp. 433
Mapp. 437
Further Readingp. 438
Indexp. 441
Acknowledgementsp. 446
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ISBN: 9780714836270
ISBN-10: 0714836273
Series: Art & Ideas
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 22nd July 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 16.1  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 21.9
Edition Number: 1