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THE LOST MANUSCRIPT OF FREDERIC CAILLIAUD: ARTS AND CRAFTS OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS, NUBIANS AND ETHIOPIANS. Ed. by Andrew Bednarski. American University in Cairo Press, 2014. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 316 pp. with 124 ills. (107 col.). 29 x 21 cm. ISBN 9789774166167 In English.
Publisher's description: The travel accounts, drawings, and collections of Frederic Cailliaud were an important early contribution to the birth of the new scientific discipline of Egyptology in the first half of the nineteenth century. But one of his major works-on the arts and crafts of ancient Egypt was never published. For the first time here, his exquisite color plates are presented alongside a translation of his original French text describing them. Explanatory material by Andrew Bednarski and other scholars put the work in context. Cailliaud's beautifully rendered watercolors of scenes on ancient Egyptian tombs and temples (viewed before Champollion's deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphs) show animated scenes of ancient daily life, with which he draws parallels to the nineteenth-century activities he observed around him. This is a work that will appeal not only to Egyptologists but also to historians, art historians, and readers interested in design. The original French text, never before published, is included in electronic form.
Artist(s):Cailliaud, Frederic
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Ancient Egypt/North Africa — France — 1800-1900 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 154120
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