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The Art of Ancient Egypt
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Gay Robins is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Art History at Emory University.

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Robins (art history, Emory Univ.) has produced the first significant general survey of ancient Egyptian art in the English language since Cyril Aldred's Egyptian Art in the Days of the Pharaohs, 3100-320 BC (Oxford Univ., 1980) and W. Stevenson Smith's The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt (Penguin, 1981). The first chapter orients the reader in the cultural, technical, and iconographic contexts needed to explore the evolution of the Egyptian artistic tradition in subsequent chapters. Beginning with the predynastic origins (5000 BCE) and concluding in the Ptolemaic Period (304-30 BCE), Robins traces the development of sculpture, painting, funerary and religious art, and architecture with over 300 illustrations, many in color. Unique to this survey is the inclusion of Ptolemaic art and the attention paid to the decoration of sarcophagi, coffins, and mummy cartonnages over three millennia. The text is authoritative and fully referenced with an excellent bibliography. This work will interest general readers as well as scholars and is recommended for all public and academic libraries.‘Edward K. Werner, St. Lucie Cty. Lib. Sys., Ft. Pierce, Fla.

Covering three millennia of Egyptian art, this beautifully illustrated volume presents and chronological survey of the monuments and art works of the ruling elite of ancient Egypt...This book is sure to delight anyone interested in the art and archaeology of the ancient world. -- Rhonda Cooper "KLIATT"
Robins has produced the first significant general survey of ancient Egyptian art in the English language since Cyril Aldred's "Egyptian Art in the Days of the Pharaohs, 3100-320 BC "and W. Stevenson Smith's "The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt,.".Unique to this survey is the inclusion of Ptolemaic art and the attention paid to the decoration of sarcophagi, coffins, and mummy cartonages over three millennia. The text is authoritative and fully referenced with an excellent bibliography. This work will interest general readers as well as scholars and is recommended for all public and academic libraries. -- Edward K. Werner "Library Journal"
delight anyone interested in the art and archaeology of the ancient world.

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