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OP EGYPTOMANIA: EGYPT IN WESTERN ART, 1730-1930. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1994. Organized in association with Musee du Louvre, Paris, and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Published in association with Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 608 pp. with 780 ills. (205 col.). 28 x 22 cm. LC 95-170449 ISBN 0888846363 In English.
A detailed examination of the pervasive impact of ancient Egyptian culture on the Western artistic imagination from the mid-18th century through the 1920s, this massive catalogue features illustrations and analyses of nearly 400 diverse objects assembled from some 100 international collections, including furniture, ceramics, jewelry, glassware, paintings, prints, architectural drawings, sculptures and other works incorporating Egyptian motifs and themes. A discussion of the fascination with Egypt in ancient Rome and a historical survey of Western views of the civilization from the Renaissance to the present day augment ten essays exploring such topics as the role of 18th-century Italian and French artists in the revival of Egyptian imagery, the use of motifs from ancient Egypt in British art and architecture in the 1700s, the introduction of Egyptian themes and styles in 19th-century opera, and the influence of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb on early 20th-century decorative arts.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Several Periods — Several Media — Decorative Arts
Plans: 01,06,07,08,15,17
Worldwide Number: 024434
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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