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Author Arnold, Dieter, 1936-
Unif Title Lexikon der ägyptischen Baukunst. English
Title The encyclopedia of ancient Egyptian architecture / Dieter Arnold ; translated by Sabine H. Gardiner and Helen Strudwick ; edited by Nigel and Helen Strudwick.
Publisher Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2003.
book jacket
 Oakdale Reference (1st Floor)  NA215 .A74513 2003    LIB USE ONLY

Description 274 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Note "First published in German in 1994 as Lexicon der ägyptischen Baukunst by Artemis & Winkler Verlag"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-274).
Summary "The ancient Egyptians' massive stone monuments, ranging from Abu Simbel in the south of Cleopatra's palaces in Alexandria, were built over a period of three millennia, and yet a common architectural tradition links them all." "The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egyptian Architecture documents that tradition and provides a single-volume reference on one of the most remarkable architectures of the ancient world. Separate entries are provided for each of the most important sites, covering monuments such as the Step Pyramid of Djoser (the world's first significant stone building), the tombs of the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's mortuary temple at Deir el-Bhari, and the great Ptolemaic temples that line the Upper Nile. Every aspect of building design and construction is also considered in separate entries, covering technical aspects such as building materials (from reed and mud brick to sandstone and granite) and construction techniques (including pyramid building and the erection of obelisks)." "With more than 600 entries and 300 illustrations, this encyclopedia provides a comprehensive perspective on ancient Egyptian architecture and is destined to become the standard reference on the subject for many years to come."--Jacket.
Subject Architecture, Ancient -- Egypt -- Encyclopedias.
Architecture, Egyptian -- Encyclopedias.
Alt Author Gardiner, Sabine H.
Strudwick, Helen.
Strudwick, Nigel.
Add Title Ancient Egyptian architecture
ISBN 0691114889
OCLC 51641562

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