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Egyptomania: The Egyptian Revival: a Recurring Theme in the History of Taste
This study analyzes the influences of ancient Egypt on the art, architecture and design of Europe. It begins with a consideration of the ancient civilization of the Nile Valley and demonstrates the widespread adoption of Egyptian deities and motifs in the Greco-Roman world. It goes on to describe the enormous range of "Egyptianizing" objects that were made in the lands of...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published 1994 by Manchester University Press
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Born in Ireland, where he received his early education, Professor Emeritus James Stevens Curl has held Chairs in Architectural History at two British Universities. Having graduated in Architecture at Oxford, he went on to study Town Planning, and wrote his Dissertation under the direction of the German architect, Arthur Korn. He later read for his Doctorate at University College London, and has tw...moreMore about James Stevens Curl...