A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art

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Melinda K. Hartwig
John Wiley & Sons, 17 nov. 2014 - 622 pagina's
A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art presents a comprehensive collection of original essays exploring key concepts, critical discourses, and theories that shape the discipline of ancient Egyptian art.

• Winner of the 2016 PROSE Award for Single Volume Reference in the Humanities & Social Sciences
• Features contributions from top scholars in their respective fields of expertise relating to ancient Egyptian art
• Provides overviews of past and present scholarship and suggests new avenues to stimulate debate and allow for critical readings of individual art works
• Explores themes and topics such as methodological approaches, transmission of Egyptian art and its connections with other cultures, ancient reception, technology and interpretation,
• Provides a comprehensive synthesis on a discipline that has diversified to the extent that it now incorporates subjects ranging from gender theory to ‘X-ray fluorescence’ and ‘image-based interpretations systems’

 

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Inhoudsopgave

What Is Art?
1
Contents
11
Methodological Approaches 23
25
Style
39
Connoisseurship
60
Iconography and Symbolism
78
Semiotics and Hermeneutics
98
Gender and Sexuality
120
Luxury Arts
293
Ideology and Propaganda
309
Religion and Ritual
328
Narrative
344
The Ordering of the Figure
360
Portraiture
375
Greece and Rome
399
Ancient Near East
423

Reception and Perception
141
NonEgyptians in Pharaonic Iconography
155
Interpreting Ancient Egyptian Material Culture
175
Sculpture
191
Relief
219
Painting
249
Coffins Cartonnage and Sarcophagi
269
The Art and Architecture of Kushite Nubia
447
Reception of Ancient Egyptian Art in the Modern
463
Technology and Interpretation
483
Technology
504
A Review of Current Practices in
522
Index
545
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Over de auteur (2014)

Melinda Hartwig is the Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, and Professor Emerita, Georgia State University. She is the author of Tomb Painting and Identity in Ancient Thebes, 1419-1372 BCE (2004).

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