THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURE, Arnold, Dieter

Author Name    Arnold, Dieter

Title   THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARCHITECTURE

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near Fine/Near Fine

Publisher    Princeton University Press 2003

ISBN Number    0691114889 / 9780691114880

Seller ID   RWARE0000037929

In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. The definitive reference on the diverse monuments built by the ancient Egyp tians across three millennia, this generously illustrated volume surveys th e ancient world's most remarkable architecture. Dieter Arnold--a leading expert on Egyptian building and design--includes m ore than 300 illustrations and 600 alphabetically arranged entries spanning every type of building and every aspect of construction and design. He pro vides separate entries for each of the major Egyptian sites, from Abu Simbe l in the south to Cleopatra's palaces in Alexandria. These document ordinar y towns and houses as well as monuments as varied as the Step Pyramid of Dj oser (the world's first significant stone building), the tombs of the Valle y of the Kings, Hatshepsut's mortuary temple at Deir el-Bahari, and the gre at temples that line the Upper Nile. Other entries cover materials (from re ed and mud-brick to sandstone and granite) and construction techniques (inc luding pyramid building and the erection of obelisks). The accessible text also addresses the symbolic meanings of various types of building, the impo rtance of building orientation, and myriad architectural features, such as columns and false doors. Destined to be the standard reference for years to come, this comprehensive encyclopedia offers a welcome overview of the magnificent structures that continue to lure pilgrims and tourists, impress architects, and inspire awe. It will be enjoyed by serious devotees of architecture and archaeology as well as by armchair travelers and all

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