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Egyptian Decorative Art: A Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution (W Flinders Petrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108065801
Egyptian Decorative Art: A Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution (W Flinders Petrie) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2013) 9781108065801
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Title: Egyptian Decorative Art: A Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal Institution

Author: Petrie, W Flinders

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2013

Paperback; ISBN: 9781108065801

Volumes: 1; Pages: 144

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Among the leading Egyptologists of his day, Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie (1853-1942) excavated over fifty sites and trained a generation of archaeologists. He published these carefully illustrated lectures in 1895. Exploring the ancient Egyptians' passion for decoration, he demonstrates his view that the elaborate use of hieroglyphs and design 'made the Egyptian the father of the world's ornament'. Petrie describes and illustrates the four main areas of decoration: the geometrical use of lines, spirals and curves; the representation of natural images such as feathers and flowers; the existence of structural patterns resulting from ancient techniques of building or manufacture; and the use of symbolic emblems such as the vulture, scarab and lion. Much modern-day design, Petrie argues, is influenced by ancient Egyptian aesthetics. Many of his other publications - for both Egyptologists and non-specialists - are also reissued in this series.Table of Contents1. Sources of decoration2. Geometrical decoration3. Natural decoration4. Structural decoration5. Symbolic decorationIndex
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