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243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xlviii, 573 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors Foreword David O'Connor Preface Melinda K. Hartwig Acknowledgments Melinda K. Hartwig List of Abbreviations Chronology Maps I. Introduction Chapter 1. Definition: What is Art? John Baines Part I: Methodological Approaches Chapter 2. Historiography of ancient Egyptian art Diane Bergman Chapter 3. Style Melinda K. Hartwig Chapter 4. Connoisseurship Jack Josephson Chapter 5. Iconography and Symbolism Maya Muller Chapter 6. Semiotics & Hermeneutics Valerie Angenot Chapter 7. Gender and Sexuality Gay Robins Chapter 8. Reception and Perception Alexandra Verbovsek Chapter 9. Representing the Other: Non-Egyptians inPharaonic Iconography Ann Macy Roth Chapter 10. Interpreting Ancient Egyptian MaterialCulture Salima Ikram Part II: Materials and Mediums Chapter 11. Sculpture Melinda K. Hartwig Chapter 12. Relief Alexandra Woods Chapter 13. Painting Francesco Tiradritti Chapter 14. Coffins, Cartonnage and Sarcophagi Kathlyn M. Cooney Chapter 15. Luxury Arts Arielle P. Kozloff Part III: Concepts in Art Chapter 16. Ideology and Propaganda Ronald J. Leprohon Chapter 17. Religion and Ritual Emily Teeter Chapter 18. Narrative Nadja S. Braun Chapter 19. The Ordering of the Figure William H. Peck Chapter 20. Portraiture Betsy M. Bryan Part IV: Interconnections with the Larger World Chapter 21. Egyptian Connections with the Larger World: Greeceand Rome Barbara Mendoza Chapter 22. Egyptian Connections with the Larger World: AncientNear East Mehmet-Ali Atac Chapter 23. The Art and Architecture of Kushite Nubia Peter Lacovara Part V: Reception of Ancient Egyptian Art in the ModernWorld Chapter 24. Egyptomania: fascination for Egypt and itsexpression in the modern world Jean-Marcel Humbert Part VI: Technology and Interpretation Chapter 25. Interpretation Nigel Strudwick Chapter 26. Technology Richard Newman Chapter 27. Conservation of Egyptian Objects: a Review of CurrentPractices in the Field and in Museum Settings Susanne Gansicke Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781444333503 20160617
A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensivecollection of original essays exploring key concepts, criticaldiscourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancientEgyptian art. Features contributions from top scholars in theirrespective fields of expertise relating to ancient Egyptianart Provides overviews of past and present scholarship andsuggests new avenues to stimulate debate and allow for criticalreadings of individual art works Explores themes and topics such as methodologicalapproaches, transmission of Egyptian art and its connections withother cultures, ancient reception, technology andinterpretation, Provides a comprehensive synthesis on a disciplinethat has diversified to the extent that it now incorporatessubjects ranging from gender theory to X-rayfluorescence and image-based interpretationssystems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781444333503 20160617
Green Library
xviii, 132 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • 1. Four little words -- 2. Egypt on display -- 3. Making Egyptian art and architecture -- 4. Art and power -- 5. Signs, sex, status -- 6. Out of Egypt -- Further reading -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199682782 20160618
From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, ancient Egyptian art fills the galleries of some of the world's greatest museums, while the architecture of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted tourists to Egypt for centuries. But what did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it - and why has it had such an enduring appeal? In this Very Short Introduction, Christina Riggs explores the visual arts produced in Egypt over a span of some 4,000 years. The stories behind these objects and buildings have much to tell us about how people in ancient Egypt lived their lives in relation to each other, the natural environment, and the world of the gods. Demonstrating how ancient Egypt has fascinated Western audiences over the centuries with its impressive pyramids, eerie mummies, and distinctive visual style, Riggs considers the relationship between ancient Egypt and the modern world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199682782 20160618
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
163 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xii, 275 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction / Diana Craig Patch
  • From land to landscape / Diana Craig Patch
  • Hierakonpolis / Renée Friedman
  • An early weaving scene / Emilia Cortes
  • The human figure / Diana Craig Patch
  • Early dynastic art / Diana Craig Patch
  • Sculpture in early dynastic Egypt / Marianne Eaton-Krauss
  • Objects, animals, humans, and hybrids: the evolution of early Egyptian representations of the divine / Ann Macy Roth
  • Text and image and the origin of writing in ancient Egypt / David P. Silverman
  • The stela of King Renab / Catharine H. Roehrig and Anna Serotta.
The cultural icons of Pharaonic Egypt, from the Great Sphinx at Giza to the famous burial of Tutankhamun, are among the world's most renowned works of art. Less well known, but equally impressive, are the rare and ancient images of people, animals, and landscapes made by the Egyptians who lived prior to the age of the pharaohs, when the formal conventions of Egyptian art had not yet fully evolved. With illustrations of more than 180 objects created from about 4000 to 2650 BC, Dawn of Egyptian Art presents the art forms and iconography in which the early Egyptians recorded their beliefs about the land where they lived, the yearly events that took place there, and what they thought was important to the eternal survival of their world. Comprehensive texts explore the origins and early development of the culture of ancient Egypt while discussing the relationship between image and writing as well as the representation of the self and the universe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300179521 20160609
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
345 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
  • The prehistoric and predynastic periods
  • Where to find Egyptian art
  • The old kingdom
  • Famous figures
  • The Middle Kingdom
  • The new kingdom and the Amarna Period
  • The treasure of Tutankhamun's Tomb
  • The Late Period
  • Egyptian jewelry
  • Ptolemaic Egypt
  • Great archaeological discoveries.
This title presents four thousand years of art in full color. From the earliest clay figures and ivory combs of Predynastic times, through the masterful statuary of the Old Kingdom and the exquisite tomb paintings of the New Kingdom, to the astonishingly modern painted portraits of the Greco-Roman era, the artistic achievements of Egypt span over four thousand years. In this unique new visual reference work, the finest examples of Egyptian art from museum collections around the world are illustrated to advantage in more than 360 beautiful full-color photographs. Not only a feast for the eyes, this book is informative too, with introductions to each historical period, graphic summaries of Egyptian history and great archaeological discoveries, and a chronology and glossary. This celebration and pageant of ancient Egyptian creative expression deserves a place on the shelves of Egyptologists and art lovers alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789774163234 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
128 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 28 cm.
  • Contents: Forewords by Sir Dominic Cadbury and Lord Waldegrave of North Hill Preface by Martin Stringer and Ann Sumner Introduction by Eurydice Georganteli and Martin Bommas Map of Ancient Egypt A Visual Chronology of Ancient Egypt 1. The Myers Eton College Collection of Egyptian Antiquities: Travel, Archaeology and Collecting Attitudes in nineteenth-century Egypt by Eurydice Georganteli 2. Travels to the Beyond in Ancient Egypt by Martin Bommas 3. The Personal Approach to the Divine in Ancient Egypt by Maria Michela Luiselli 4. Papyri in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt by Michael Sharp 5. Economy and Art in Egypt from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest by Eurydice Georganteli.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781904832805 20160604
Published on the opening of a dazzling exhibition at the Barber Institute, this volume displays a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian artefacts from the rarely-seen Myers Collection. Sacred and Profane: Treasures of Ancient Egypt from the Myers Collection highlights over 80 objects, tracing two and a half millennia of life and death in ancient Egypt. The Myers Eton College collection of Egyptian antiquities is not only one of the finest assemblages of ancient Egyptian decorative art worldwide but also a window into the distant world of travellers in 19th-century Egypt and the Middle East. Educated at Eton College and Sandhurst, Major William Joseph Myers (1858-99) started collecting in Egypt in the 1880s. On Myers's untimely death in 1899 Eton College became the beneficiary of his collection, diaries and library. Sacred and Profane celebrates this extraordinary bequest discussing statuettes of mortals and gods, mummy masks, jewellery, pottery and papyri in a thematic way alongside Roman and Byzantine coins from the rich Barber Institute of Fine Arts collections. The volume features five essays on travel, archaeology and collecting attitudes in the 19th and early 20th centuries, on travels to the beyond in ancient Egypt, on personal approaches to the sacred in Egyptian art, on papyri in Greco-Roman Egypt, and on the economy and art in Egypt from Alexander to the Arab conquest. Special focus is given to the stunning yet little known and under-researched Eton-Myers blue faience objects. It also contains a bibliography, a map, a timeline and an index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781904832805 20160604
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
495 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 29 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
271 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 26 cm.
  • Chronology-- 1 Understanding Egyptian art-- 2 Origins: The early dynastic period-- 3 The first flowering: the Old Kingdom (1)-- 4 A golden age: the Old Kingdom (2)-- 5 Diversity in disunity: the first intermediate period-- 6 Return to the heights: the Middle Kingdom (1)-- 7 Change and collapse: the Middle Kingdom (2)-- 8 A new momentum: the New Kingdom (1)-- 9 The great heresy: the Amarna period-- 10 The glories of empire: the later New Kingdom-- 11 Fragmentation and new directions: the third intermediate period-- 12 Looking to the past: the Late period (1)-- 13 The final flowering: the Late and Ptolemaic periods-- 14 Epilogue-- Further reading and index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714119823 20160528
For some 3,000 years, the great civilization of the Nile Valley produced some of the finest works of art the world has ever known, whether exquisitely painted on tomb walls, carved in stone or wood, or cast in metal. Illustrated with over 250 remarkable objects from the British Museum and other collections in Egypt, the United States and Europe, this book traces the course of Egyptian art from its sudden initial flowering to its final resurgence during the rule of the Ptolemies. The author explains how the ancient artists developed a system that was perfectly adapted to expressing the Egyptians world view, encapsulated in their religious and funerary beliefs. She explores the different functions of artistic products in temples, tombs and everyday life, and stresses the importance of understanding them within the context for which they were originally designed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714119823 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

10. Egyptian art [2007]

94 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 23 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
301 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
1 online resource (51 min.)
The animals of the Pharaohs were worshipped as sacred and immortalized in the stunning artwork. This fascinating one hour special explores the ancient world through the eyes of its animals.
136 p. : chiefly col. ill., maps, plans ; 29 cm.
  • The history of the Egyptian collections in the British Museum
  • The gods, the king, and the artist
  • Catalogue
  • The king and the temple
  • Objects from the lives of artists and nobles
  • Statues of Egyptians from temples and tombs
  • The tomb, death, and the afterlife.
The British Museum possesses one of the world's foremost collections of Egyptian antiquities. In "Temples and Tombs", readers are presented with a rare opportunity to glimpse the collection's renowned masterpieces and treasures little known outside the museum walls. The eighty-five objects featured within these pages span a full range of pharaonic history - from shortly before the First Dynasty, about 3100 B.C., to the Roman occupation of the fourth century A.D. - and cover each of the four periods into which ancient Egyptian history is divided: Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, and the Late Period. Presented here are a wide variety of objects - sculpture, relief, papyri, ostraca, jewelry, cosmetic objects, and funerary items - in a variety of media, including stone, wood, terra cotta, ivory, gold, glass, and papyrus, each categorized according to its use in ancient culture. From objects belonging to the king and housed in the temple to the tools of daily life used by artists and nobles to ritual objects concerning death and the afterlife, the treasures collected here are a testament to the rich, vibrant, and captivating culture of the ancient Egyptians. This fully illustrated book accompanies a major traveling exhibition organized by the American Federation of Arts and the British Museum.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780295986180 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
110 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 131 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
Green Library
xxii, 517 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
The articles of Bernard V. Bothmer are the most comprehensive collection of writings on Egyptian art history. They are introduced by T.D.H. James, former Keeper, Egyptian Collection, The British Museum, and Rita Freed, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and address several themes, such as the reappraisal of old theories to gain new insights, the contextual interpretation of Egyptian art to determine nuance and meaning, and stylistic analysis. Topics covered range in date from the origins of ancient Egypt to its decline in the Roman period. The audience for the work includes professional scholars, students and museum curators, particularly in Europe, where Bothmer has a wide following. Bothmer in his career sought out both scholarly and lay audiences, and his writings have the same dual purpose.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195130713 20160528
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
173 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Green Library
207 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Egypt lost and found in Boston / Lawrence M. Berman
  • The Egyptian expedition / Rita E. Freed
  • The collection: / Lawrence M. Berman, Denise M. Doxey, and Rita E. Freed
  • Predynastic and early dynastic periods
  • Old kingdom
  • First intermediate period and middle kingdom
  • Second intermediate period and new kingdom
  • Third intermediate, late, and Greco-Roman periods
  • Chronology of ancient Egypt.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
376 p. : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction-- 4000 Years of Art-- Chronological Chart-- Map-- Bibliography-- Glossary-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714842004 20160528
The land that is now Egypt nurtured an extraordinary pioneering civilization - one of the oldest, most powerful, long-lasting and technically accomplished cultures the world has ever known. Over the millennia its achievements have never lost their power to amaze - and justly so, for the Egyptian architects and craftsmen produced some of the greatest masterpieces of world art. This book presents a carefully chosen selection of the finest works of art and architecture produced over a period of some 4000 years, from about 4000BC, when the first sophisticated works of art began to be made, to 200AD, when Egypt was a province of the Roman Empire and the old traditions had all but died out. Egyptian art is usually instantly recognizable and its basic formulas remained unchanged for thousands of years, yet at the same time it was remarkably varied in size, medium, subject-matter and type of object, ranging in size from the monumental pyramids and temples to the tiniest and most delicate pieces of jewellery, and embracing painting, sculpture, metalwork, woodwork, textiles and ceramics. At whatever scale, the art has an immediate appeal for its beauty and consummate craftsmanship, and the works illustrated in this book, all of the highest quality, can be enjoyed for their aesthetic qualities alone. They are also products of a culture very different from ours, and in his concise introduction Jaromir Malek provides the essential background for understanding why Egyptian art took the forms it did. The explanations continue in the informative captions to each illustration, and the chronological chart, map, bibliography and index provide quick reference. The works illustrated in "Egypt: 4000 Years of Art" are all masterpieces that can be enjoyed in their own right. Presented in strict chronological order, they also form a succinct history of the subject that will be a valuable resource for students and teachers. For all readers it will provide a fresh and beautiful introduction to some of the most remarkable art ever produced.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780714842004 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

20. The pharaohs [2002]

511 p. : col. ill., col. maps, col. ports. ; 30 cm.
  • 1. The Pharaohs and History 2. Pharaonic Royalty - the Nature of Power 3. The State - the Administration 4. Pharaoh the Combatant - Appropriation of the World 5. Pharaoh the Ritualist - the Divine Cult 6. Pharaoh the Builder - the Temples 7. The Image of the King 8. The Royal Family 9. The Royal Palace 10. The Royal Tombs 11. The Royal Mummies Catalogue of the works on show (some 400 entries) Appendix.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500051191 20160527
Though published to accompany the Palazzo Grassi's monumental exhibition in Venice September 2002, this volume offers more than what it on show at the exhibition. Eleven chapters, writter by scholars in the field, provide knowledge on topics as diverse as the nature of pharoaonic power, temple building and Egyptian literature, arts and architecture. More than 600 colour illustrations and specially commissioned photographs from museums all over the world, including the Cairo Museum, comprehensively document current thinking about ancient Egyptian culture, religion and customs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780500051191 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)


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