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The Discovery of Egypt

Beaucour, Fernand, Laissus, Yves, & Orgogoza, Chantal

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ISBN 10: 2080135066 / ISBN 13: 9782080135063
Published by Flammarion, 1991
Condition: As New Hardcover
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Napoleon's adventure there in 1798 started a whole new awakening to antiquity among Europeans. the artists sent there to record everything they saw is an invaluable guide to what everything looked like then compaared to now. This copy is in mint condition. Size: 10x12. Bookseller Inventory # 001086

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Title: The Discovery of Egypt

Publisher: Flammarion

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Provides a historical look at Egypt through illustrations of paintings, drawings, and prints produced during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign

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This jewellike album affords an unparalleled glimpse of Egypt as it was experienced by the artists, scientists and scholars who accompanied Napoleon on his expedition of the Nile valley (1798-1801) and by later archeologists and explorers. Bonaparte's invasion, which led to the discovery of the Rosetta stone and the decipherment of its hieroglyphics, helped lay the foundations for Egyptology. The authors discuss the expedition's military exploits, its survey of ancient monuments and its ethnographic fieldwork, amplifying a narrative with diary excerpts, letters and 240 plates (half in color), including nature studies, portraits, shimmering seascapes and landscapes. Oils, watercolors, engravings and drawings--made by members of Napoleon's expedition and their successors--provide rare, unspoiled views of tomb paintings, temple interiors, pyramids, the Sphinx and zodiacs carved on ceilings. The impact of the Egyptian Revival on Europe's visual arts, architecture, music and literature is also examined. Beaucour is president of the Center for Napoleonic Studies in Paris; Laissus, a French historian; Orgogozo, a French curator.
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