Covers the lives of important personages from the ancient world. Each article includes brief information: Name by which the person is best known to English readers; Birth and death dates and places Identifier stating the person’s nationality and life role; Areas of achievement list; Statement summarizing the person’s contribution. More in-depth information on Early Life, Life's Work, Significance and Further Reading is then included.
This book presents a carefully chosen chronological selection of the finest works of art produced over a period ranging from c.4000 BC, when sophisticated works of art were already being made, to c.200 AD, when Egypt was a province of the Roman Empire. The works illustrated in Egypt: 4000 Years of Art are presented in strict chronological order, they also form a succinct history of the subject that will be a valuable resource for students and teachers.
"In this book, Jaromir Malek deftly traces Egyptian art from its prehistoric origins through 3000 years of astonishing achievements in the era of the pharaohs to the conquest of Egypt by the Romans. He outlines artistic trends in each period, linking them to economic, political and spiritual developments, and discusses the full range of artistic output: monumental architecture, sculpture, wall-reliefs and paintings, furniture, jewellery, papyri and pottery.