From the geometrical precision of the pyramids to the golden treasures found in Tutankhamun's tomb, the art of ancient Egypt has an enduring capacity to attract and intrigue. These remarkable works of art are the concrete expression of the ancient Egyptians' way of life and their attitudes to religion and the afterlife. In this clear and comprehensive introduction, Jaromir Malek deftly traces Egyptian art from its prehistoric origins, through 3, 000 years of astonishing achievements in the era of the pharaohs, to the conquest of Egypt by the Romans.
Jaromir Malek is Keeper of the Archive at the Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. His books include In the Shadow of the Pyramids:Egypt During the Old Kingdom and Egypt: 4, 000 Years of Art, also published by Phaidon.
Riches of the black land; the quest for form 5500-2647 BC; pointing to the stars 2647-2040 BC; kingdoms set in stone 2123 -1540 BC; the art of opulence 1540-1353 BC; heretic city 1353-1295 BC; colossal obsession 1295-715 BC; the last brilliance 715-332 BC; Mediterranean and African 332 BC-395 AD; wonderful things.