Building in Egypt
Pharaonic Stone Masonry
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 336 pages|
|Other Information: ||numerous halftones and line figures|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 November 1996|
Reprint of the leading book on the methods of stone construction in Egypt from the beginnings at the pyramid complex of Djoser at Saqqara in 2700 B.C. through the pyramids of the Old and Middle Kingdoms to the hypostyle hall at Karnak and other buildings. The book covers the production, quarrying, and transport of stone and tools used in the buildings, and combats speculative literature on how the builders solved certain technical problems.
"Extraordinary....Fascinating reading....It is not too often that one comes across a book so well presented in terms of its illustrations and photographs and, not least, the broad sweep of the author's encompassing grasp of the subject. Building in Egypt will become the standard reference for architects, historians, and others interested in Egypt."--Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
|Publisher: ||Oxford University Press Inc|
|Dimensions: ||27.86 x 20.93 x 2.01 centimeters (1.07 kg)|