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Egypt : from prehistory to the Romans

Egypt : from prehistory to the Romans

Author: Dietrich Wildung; Henri Stierlin
Publisher: Köln ; London : Taschen, 2009.
Series: Taschen's world architecture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
The architecture of the pharaohs represents some of the most impressive creative work ever produced in Egyptian art and yet it has never been completely assessed. Dietrich Wildung, Curator of the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, gives a compelling account of the breathtaking architectural achievements in the Valley of the Nile during one of the oldest architectural eras: from the earliest royal tombs from c. 3000 B.C. to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dietrich Wildung; Henri Stierlin
ISBN: 9783836510301 3836510308
OCLC Number: 276649130
Notes: Previous edition: 1997.
Description: 223 pages : color illustrations, maps, plans ; 31 cm.
Contents: Egypt : from prehistory to the romans --
Introduction : basic architectural forms in ancient egypt --
Houses for the dead and stairways to heaven : tomb architecture of the early period --
Building for the life to come : old kingdom pyramids --
The lost classical period : architecture of the middle kingdom --
A state build of stone : temples to the gods in the new kingdom --
Castles of eternity : temples of the Deas and tomb architecture of the new kingdom --
The cosmos in stones : from the delta to Sudan --
Late flowering : Temples of the Ptolemaic and roman period in the upper egypt --
Epilogue : egyptian influence in the west --
Chronological table --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgements and credits.
Series Title: Taschen's world architecture.
Responsibility: Dietrich Wildung ; edited by Henri Stierlin.


The architecture of the pharaohs represents some of the most impressive creative work ever produced in Egyptian art. This volume provides an insight into Egyptian civilization, elucidating not only  Read more...


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"... a truly remarkable publishing event in architecture." The Architectural Review, London"

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