Thursday, February 08, 2007

Exhibition: Ancient Egypt and the Egyptian Revival

http://tinyurl.com/2saezx (delawareonline.com)
This is the last item on the above page: "From Saturday through April 23, a ticket stub from Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs gets you $3 off admission to Winterthur Museum, whose exhibit Ancient Egypt and the Egyptian Revival, 1725-1825 highlights books rarely seen elsewhere.
You don't have to visit the Franklin Institute exhibit, of course, to enjoy Winterthur's offering, which includes a 23-volume set called The Description of Egypt, published between 1809 and 1828. Its pages have more than 3,000 illustrations and influenced European and American design and architecture.
See the above page for the rest of this short article, and see the website below for details of the Winterhur Museum:

1 comment:

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

And you can, of course look at the entire Description de l'Egypte at:
http://gallica.bnf.fr/Catalogue/noticesInd/FRBNF33341149.htm