John's Reviews > Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture

Reading Egyptian Art by Richard H. Wilkinson
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Jul 20, 2007

really liked it

Fantastic introductory book for anyone interested in Hieroglypics or Egyptology in general. This is the first book which I have read which conveyed the idea that unlike in our modern culture, the Ancient Egyptians were to a certain extent able to merge painting, sculpture, language and architecture. Because the language was inherently "pictographic" the deeper symbology of ancient paintings, sculpture and even buildings can be "read" and determined

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