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Reading Egyptian Art.

This book's unique format features a directory of more than 100 hieroglyphs used most often in ancient Egyptian painting and sculpture. In place of chapters are twenty-six thematic categories--Man, Woman, Birds, Trees and Plants, Agriculture and Crafts, et al. The text, although written in a scholarly and informative style, is appropriate for middle school and above, but the illustrations (more than 450) provide a key to the symbolic meaning of the hieroglyphs. The many photographs of sculptural forms are often translated into two-color line drawings, providing insight into Egypt's rich artistic legacy. If Egyptian art is of interest to you or your students, this is a worthwhile addition to your resource shelf.
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Author:Baker, David
Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Nov 1, 1993
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