Life, Myth, and Art
by Joann Fletcher
Duncan Baird Publishers, 1999, [First Edition], full-colour photographs throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 1900131080
Near Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear
'... a richly illustrated introduction to this extraordinary culture, presenting the art in all its glory, ranging from the breathtaking pyramids and monumental temples to wall-paintings, magnificently sculpted statues of kings, queens and deities, and royal jewellery of exquisite intricacy.
This book covers themes that have long preoccupied the popular imagination, including; the enigmas of the pyramids and the Sphinx; the pharaohs, incarnations of the might god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris; the religious mysteries of the great temples of Karnak, Luxor and elsewhere; and the secrets of the hieroglyphs, which remained undeciphered for fourteen hundred years.
These major themes, and many more, are interpreted visually through iconography, pattern, motif and symbolism, as well as in terms of their underlying historical and spiritual significance.'