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Egypt Visual Sourcebook: For Artists, Architects, and Designersby Jim Hewitt
Synopses & Reviews
An essential reference to Egypt's architectural heritage.
This unique visual reference guide will be an invaluable resource to professional designers-from architects to illustrators, production designers, art directors, decorators, film concept artists, sculptors, and painters. It utilizes color photographs to illustrate a wide range of locations and styles of architecture throughout Egypt, particularly highlighting universal architectural elements that may be incorporated into a variety of designs and styles including arches, doorways, windows, balconies, wall finishes, and more.
Photographic plates of modern and ancient Egypt, showing markets, buildings, temples, tombs, and daily life are cross-referenced with enlarged details and grouped for functional comparisons to cater to the various approaches a designer may take from conception to completion.
With some 1,000 color illustrations, thorough referencing, and detailed observation, this book will serve a very specific need while also appealing to a wider audience as a visual celebration of many aspects of Egypt, familiar and unfamiliar.
Book News Annotation:
Egypt has an impressive abundance of architectural and design examples spanning thousands of years. Cities like Cairo offer visitors and inhabitants alike a rich mixture of ancient and modern design concepts. Hewitt, set designer for feature films including Without a Trace and The Green Hornet, presents a sourcebook profiling architectural and design themes found in Egypt. The book is filled with nearly 1,000 photographs focusing on ancient and modern design themes and includes a companion CD. Distributed in North America by Oxford University Press. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Jim Hewitt has worked in theme park design, film and television production design, and restaurant and home design and decorating. His TV credits include Without a Trace, Alias, and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and in film he has worked on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, GI Joe, and The Green Hornet.
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