A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

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A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art. a€c Features contributions from top scholars in their respective fields of expertise relating to ancient Egyptian art a€c Provides overviews of past and present scholarship and suggests new avenues to stimulate debate and allow for critical readings of individual art works a€c Explores themes and topics such as methodological approaches, transmission of Egyptian art and its connections with other cultures, ancient reception, technology and interpretation, a€c Provides a comprehensive synthesis on a discipline that has diversified to the extent that it now incorporates subjects ranging from gender theory to a€˜X-ray fluorescencea€™ and a€˜image-based interpretations systemsa€™The words used by western Egyptologists are not always appropriate in meaning from the Egyptian perspective. For example, the Greek word a€œsarcophagusa€ meaning a€œflesheatera€ does not fit with an Egyptian mindset of bodily preservation.

Title:A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art
Author: Melinda K. Hartwig
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2014-12-23

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