This is a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture, presenting the art in all its glory, ranging from the breath-taking pyramids and monumental temples to wallpaintings, magnificently sculpted statues of kings, queens and deities, and royal jewellery of exquisite intricacy.
The book covers themes that have long preoccupied the popular imagination, including: the enigmas of the pyramids and the Sphinx; the pharaohs, incarnations of the mighty god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris; the religious mysteries of the great temples of Karnak, Luxor and elsewhere; and the secrets of the hieroglyphs, which remained undeciphered for fourteen hundred years.
These major themes, and many more, are interpreted visually through iconography, pattern, motif and symbolism, as well as in terms of their underlying historical and spiritual significance.
The perfect addition to any library of art and imagination, 'Ancient Egypt' sets new standards in capturing the achievements of a great civilisation through the marriage of word and image.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2003
- 254 x 254mm