Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Book Review: When the pyramids were built

Egyptians (Tim Reid)
When the Pyramids Were Built: Egyptian Art of the Old Kingdom
Dorothea Arnold, 1999
Rizzoli International Publications

This lovely book was written by Dorothea Arnold in conjunction with the exhibition "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris from April 6 to July12 1999; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York from September 16 1999 to January 9 2000; The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto from February 13 to May 22 2000.

The photographs by Bruce white are wonderful images of so many old kingdom objects I have never seen before and a few old favorites as well. I confess from the start that old kingdom art really does it for me especially by when the book lets the large often full page images do the talking.

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