The Egyptian revival : ancient Egypt as the inspiration for design motifs in the West
- James Stevens Curl.
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
- Physical description
- xxxvi, 572 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
- Curl, James Stevens, 1937-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 471-532) and index.
- Egypt and Europe
- Some manifestations of Egyptianisms from the time of Trajan to the early Renaissance period
- Further manifestations with Egyptian connotations in Europe from the Renaissance to the beginning of the eighteenth-century
- Egyptian elements in the eighteenth-century Europe to the time of Piranesi
- The Egyptian revival from the time of Piranesi until the Napoleonic campaigns in Egypt
- The Egyptian revival after the Napoleonic campaigns in Egypt
- Applications of the Egyptian style
- The Egyptian revival in funerary architecture
- Aspects of the Egyptian revival in the later part of the nineteenth century
- The Egyptian revival in the twentieth century
- A postscript.
In this beautifully illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Curl describes in lively and stimulating prose the numerous revivals of the Egyptian style from Antiquity to the present day. Drawing on a wealth of sources, his pioneering and definitive work analyzes the remarkable and persistent influence of Ancient Egyptian culture on the West. The author deftly develops his argument that the civilization of Ancient Egypt is central, rather than peripheral, to the development of much of Western architecture, art, design, and religion. Curl examines: the persistence of Egyptian motifs in design from Graeco-Roman Antiquity, through the Medieval, Baroque, and Neo-Classical periods rise of Egyptology in the nineteenth and twentieth-century manifestations of Egyptianisms prompted by the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb various aspects of Egyptianizing tendencies in the Art Deco style and afterwards. For students of art, architectural and ancient history, and those interested in western European culture generally, this book will be an inspiring and invaluable addition to the available literature.
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- Publication date
- Rev. and enl. ed. of: Egyptomania. 1994.
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- Curl, James Stevens, 1937- Egyptomania.
- 0415361192 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 0415361184 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 9780415361194 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780415361187 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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