The Egyptian Revival

Author: James Stevens Curl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134234678
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The Egyptian Revival from the Author: James Stevens Curl. In this beautifully illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Curl describes in lively and stimulating prose the numerous revivals of the Egyptian style from Antiquity to the present day. Drawing on a wealth of sources, his pioneering and definitive work analyzes the remarkable and persistent influence of Ancient Egyptian culture on the West. The author deftly develops his argument that the civilization of Ancient Egypt is central, rather than peripheral, to the development of much of Western architecture, art, design, and religion. Curl examines: the persistence of Egyptian motifs in design from Graeco-Roman Antiquity, through the Medieval, Baroque, and Neo-Classical periods rise of Egyptology in the nineteenth and twentieth-century manifestations of Egyptianisms prompted by the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb various aspects of Egyptianizing tendencies in the Art Deco style and afterwards. For students of art, architectural and ancient history, and those interested in western European culture generally, this book will be an inspiring and invaluable addition to the available literature.

The Egyptian Revival

Author: Richard G. Carrott
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520033245
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The Egyptian Revival from the Author: Richard G. Carrott.


Author: James Stevens Curl
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
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Egyptomania from the Author: James Stevens Curl.

The Egyptian Revival

Author: Frater Achad
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517349134
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The Egyptian Revival from the Author: Frater Achad. Frater Achad a.k.a. Charles Stansfeld Jones goes into the meaning of the tarot cards very thoroughly in this gem of a book. If you are a student in the correspondences between the tarot trumps and the "paths" on the Tree of Life (Cabbala), this is an essential and educational reading. The author's ideas start in the material world and lead in the direction of Kether, rather than the other way around. The Author's attitude is very humble in making suggestions only, and he goes out of his way to praise some of those in the world of established commercial magick who disagreed with his ideas.

Egyptian Revival Architecture

Author: Source: Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156452851
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Egyptian Revival Architecture from the Author: Source: Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Egyptian-style theaters, Egyptian Revival architecture in the United States, National Museum of Beirut, Grove Street Cemetery, Fox Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, The Tombs, Carreras Cigarette Factory, United States Custom House, William Strickland, Lenin's Mausoleum, Peery's Egyptian Theater, Louvre Pyramid, Egyptian Hall, Temple Lodges Abney Park, Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, Empress Theatre, Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, Cashier's House, Scottish Rite Cathedral, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Lincoln Theatre, Mary G. Steiner Egyptian Theatre, Hobart Synagogue, Greenville Mausoleum, Old Synagogue, Reebie Storage Warehouse, Hope Abbey, The Egyptian Theatre, Egyptian Bridge, Hunt's Tomb, Dulber, Launceston Synagogue. Excerpt: The National Museum, BeirutThe National Museum of Beirut (Arabic: ) is the principal museum of archaeology in Lebanon. The collection was begun after World War I, and the museum was officially opened in 1942. The museum has collections totalling about 100,000 objects, most of which are antiquities and medieval finds from excavations undertaken by the Directorate General of Antiquities. About 1300 artifacts are exhibited, ranging in date from prehistoric times to the medieval Mamluk period. During the 1975 Lebanese Civil War, the museum stood on the front line that separated the warring factions. The museum's Egyptian Revival building and its collection suffered extensive damage in the war, but most of the artifacts were saved by last-minute pre-emptive measures.Today, after a major renovation, the National Museum of Beirut has regained its former position, especially as a leading collector for ancient Phoenician objects. Gilded bronze statuette of Phoenician divinity Reshep, Byblos, 19-18 century B.C. In 1919, a small group of ancient artifacts collec...

Characteristically American

Author: Joy Giguere
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1621900770
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Characteristically American from the Author: Joy Giguere. Prior to the nineteenth century, few Americans knew anything more of Egyptian culture than what could be gained from studying the biblical Exodus. Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt at the end of the eighteenth century, however, initiated a cultural breakthrough for Americans as representations of Egyptian culture flooded western museums and publications, sparking a growing interest in all things Egyptian that was coined Egyptomania. As Egyptomania swept over the West, a relatively young America began assimilating Egyptian culture into its own national identity, creating a hybrid national heritage that would vastly affect the memorial landscape of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Far more than a study of Egyptian revivalism, this book examines the Egyptian style of commemoration from the rural cemetery to national obelisks to the Sphinx at Mount Auburn Cemetery. Giguere argues that Americans adopted Egyptian forms of commemoration as readily as other neoclassical styles such as Greek revivalism, noting that the American landscape is littered with monuments that define the Egyptian style’s importance to American national identity. Of particular interest is perhaps America’s greatest commemorative obelisk: the Washington Monument. Standing at 555 feet high and constructed entirely of stone—making it the tallest obelisk in the world—the Washington Monument represents the pinnacle of Egyptian architecture’s influence on America’s desire to memorialize its national heroes by employing monumental forms associated with solidity and timelessness. Construction on the monument began in 1848, but controversy over its design, which at one point included a Greek colonnade surrounding the obelisk, and the American Civil War halted construction until 1877. Interestingly, Americans saw the completion of the Washington Monument after the Civil War as a mending of the nation itself, melding Egyptian commemoration with the reconstruction of America. As the twentieth century saw the rise of additional commemorative obelisks, the Egyptian Revival became ensconced in American national identity. Egyptian-style architecture has been used as a form of commemoration in memorials for World War I and II, the civil rights movement, and even as recently as the 9/11 remembrances. Giguere places the Egyptian style in a historical context that demonstrates how Americans actively sought to forge a national identity reminiscent of Egyptian culture that has endured to the present day. Joy M. Giguere is an assistant professor of history at Penn State, York. She completed this book while working as an assistant professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the Civil War Era and Markers: The Annual Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies.