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Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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From Berlin to Boston, and St Petersburg to Sydney, ancient Egyptian art fills the galleries of some of the world's greatest museums, while the architecture of Egyptian temples and pyramids has attracted tourists to Egypt for centuries. But what did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it - and why has it had such an enduring appeal?

In this Very Short Introduction, Christina Riggs explores the visual arts produced in Egypt over a span of some 4,000 years. The stories behind these objects and buildings have much to tell us about how people in ancient Egypt lived their lives in relation to each other, the natural environment, and the world of the gods. Demonstrating how ancient Egypt has fascinated Western audiences over the centuries with its impressive pyramids, eerie mummies, and distinctive visual style, Riggs considers the relationship between ancient Egypt and the modern world.

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About the Author

Christina Riggs is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Art History and World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, where she specializes in ancient Egyptian art, the history of archaeology, and museum studies. Christina has worked in several museums with important ancient Egyptian collections, including the Manchester Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is the author of Unwrapping Ancient Egypt (Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt (Oxford, 2006).

Table of Contents

1. Four little words

2. Egypt on display

3. Making Egyptian art and architecture

4. Art and power

5. Signs, sex, status

6. Out of Egypt

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780199682782
Author:
Riggs, Christina
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Art & Architecture | History | Ancient
Subject:
Art - General
Series:
</strong> The <em>Very Short Introductions</em> series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These po
Publication Date:
20141131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Approx 20 black and white illustrations
Pages:
152

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