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The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West-James Stevens Curl

  • Title: The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West
  • Author: James Stevens Curl
  • Released: 2005-11-18
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  • Pages: 608
  • ISBN: 0415361192
  • ISBN13: 978-0415361194
  • ASIN: 0415361192

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Review

'Its hard to imagine a more stimulating or comprehensive work on this subject' – David Watkin, Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, UK

'Its hard to imagine a more stimulating or comprehensive work on this subject' – Apollo: The International Magazine of Art and Antiquities

'Every book Curl writes is distinguished by his rare and compelling combination of passion and scholarship ... Curl's masterly book will be the definitive study of its subject for many years' – David Watkin, Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge, UK

'This is a comprehensive survey of how Egyptian art and architecture made an impact on Western art ... This excellent study tells the fascinating story of the imitation of things Egyptian in art and architecture up to the present time.' – International Review of Biblical Studies

'fascinating and provocative' - The Architectural Review

'it becomes safe to predict that this will be the definitive work on the subject' - The Times Literary Supplement

'an invaluable source' - Ancient Egypt

' it is a book that all art historians, connoisseurs, artists, Egyptologists, and students can turn to for information, education, and also simply for delight.' - Minerva

'If you want to know anything about the Egyptian Revival, then here is the place to start.' - The Victorian

'The Egyptian Revival is a fantastic sourcebook. There is certainly no doubting the breadth of evidence collected by Professor Curl over the past four decades.' - Newsletter of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

' Curl is among the most productive of architectural historians writing today... Densely scholarly, with an extremely useful fifty-five page glossary and a sixty-one page bibliography, the book impresses with its depth of learning and deftness of connections.'  - The Antiquaries Journal

'Curl's study... is a revelation in text and graphics.' - Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society



About the Author

Professor Emeritus James Stevens Curl, has held Chairs in Architectural History at The Queen's University of Belfast and The School of Architecture, De Montfort University, Leicester. His many book include The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (2006), Classical Architecture (1992, 2002), and The Victorian Celebration of Death (2000, 2004).

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