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Inhaltsangabe: The wall paintings and reliefs of ancient Egyptian tombs and temples record a continuity of customs and beliefs over nearly 3000 years. Even the artistic style of the scenes seems unchanged from century to century, but this appearance is deceptive. In this work, the author proves - with the help of her original research into grid systems and proportions - that innovation and stylistic variation played a significant role in ancient Egyptian art. This book presents a comprehensive account of the squared grids used by the artists of these lost millennia to achieve acceptable proportions for standing, sitting and kneeling human figures. The author traces the system from its Old Kingdom origins through its development in the Middle Kingdom and its continued employment in the Late and Ptolemaic periods. She explores for the first time its use to reflect physical differences between men and women. Also included are a detailed account of the canon of proportions discovered by the author - the Amarna canon - which accompanied the revolutionary changes instituted by the heretic king Akhenaten, and the first full analysis of how the grid system influenced composition as a whole. The text is illustrated by numerous line drawings of paintings and reliefs with superimposed grids, either derived from actual traces surviving on monuments or calculated according to the methods used by the ancient Egyptians themselves.
From the Back Cover: The painted and relief-cut walls of ancient Egyptian tombs and temples record an amazing continuity of customs and beliefs over nearly 3,000 years. Even the artistic style of the scenes seems unchanging from century to century, but this appearance is deceptive. In this pioneering work, Gay Robins offers convincing evidence, based on a study of Egyptian usage of grid systems and proportions, that innovation and stylistic variation played a significant role in ancient Egyptian art. Robins provides a comprehensive account of the squared grid systems used by ancient Egyptian artists to achieve acceptable proportions for standing, sitting, and kneeling human figures. She traces the grid system from its Old Kingdom origins as a system of guide lines through its development in the Middle Kingdom and continued employment into the Late and Ptolemaic periods. She is the first author to explore its use with female figures to reflect the actual physical differences between women and men. From this investigation, Robins offers the first chronological account of variations in the proportions of male and female figures - an important component of style - from the Early Dynastic Period to the Ptolemaic Period. Her study includes a detailed account of the Amarna canon of proportions, which she discovered, that accompanied the revolutionary stylistic changes instituted by the heretic king Akhenaton. She also considers for the first time how, in general, the use of a grid system influenced composition as a whole. Numerous line drawings of paintings and reliefs with superimposed grids, either derived from actual grid traces surviving on monuments, or calculated according to the systems used by theEgyptians themselves, illustrate the text. Proportion and Style in Ancient Egyptian Art uniquely reveals some of the principles and practices of Egyptian art that are essential to its proper understanding by both interested lay persons and professional Egyptologists and art historians. It will be impossible for any future study of Egyptian art to ignore the findings of this book.
Titel: Proportion and Style In Ancient Egyptian A
Verlag: Thames and Hudson
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Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Former library book, minor shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001638654
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Buchbeschreibung Thames & Hudson, London, 1994. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Fowler, Ann S. (illustrator). x; 283pp; illustrated; flap creased, previous owner's name to fep. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 032468
Buchbeschreibung THAMES AND HUDSON, London, 1994. Buchzustand: OTTIMO USATO. IED. ITALIANO Legatura editoriale in cartone rigido, con titolo al dorso e sovraccoperta in perfetto stato di conservazione. Libro che studia le proporzioni e lo stile della figura nell'antica arte egizia, profuso di tavole garfiche in nero nel testo e fuori di Ann S. Fowler. Pagine allo stato di nuovo. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LL0067-27E
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Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0500236801 This book is shelved in the Art - General section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unmarked unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dustjacket. NICE!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0500236801Z2
Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020500236801
Buchbeschreibung Thames and Hudson, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110500236801
Buchbeschreibung [London]: Thames and Hudson, ., 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 4to. pp. x, , 283. 229 illus. biblio. index. cloth (dent to rear top edge) dw. (short tear to back cover). First British Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABIopROB83