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Akhenaten and Nefertiti

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Catalog of an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts & Sciences.
Aldred's book Old Kingdom Art in Ancient Egypt was published in '49, followed by volumes on the middle & new kingdoms in '50 & '52. These publications established him as an Egyptologist & art historian. He also contributed essays on Egyptian woodwork &
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 3rd 1974 by Thames & Hudson (London) (first published 1973)
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Lisa
May 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ancient-egypt, amarna
Akhenaten and Nefertiti is a catalogue of an exhibition on the Amarna period in Ancient Egypt. Unlike the Pharaohs of the Sun exhibit and catalogue, Akhenaten and Nefertiti is focused squarely on the reign of Akhenaten, as you might have picked up from the title.

Aldred has produced an excellent resource on the Amarna art. Apart from a historical outline, the prefatory essays are all focused around this subject, looking at how the early and later art phases developed, the monuments, and the ico
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Erik Graff
Sep 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Egyptology fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: art
This book represents an art exhibition at the Met focused on the reigns of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, the short-lived period of Egyptian reforms in art, politics and theology which Freud made so much of in his Moses and Monotheism. Although historical background is given, this is primarily an illustrated art book.
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Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Extremely interesting and thorough book on the Sun Pharaoh-Akhenaten and the Queen Nefertiti. Either King Tut's grandfather, father, or brother or all combined. More of a detailed museum book that is dry than a detailed in-depth book, but with excellent critique of the artwork of that time. Very detailed with a great deal of examples of 3 different era's of this one Pharoah's reign.
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Cyril Aldred was a British Egyptologist, art historian and author. He also served as the Keeper of Art and Archaeology for the Royal Scottish Museum.
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