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Egypt Visual Sourcebook

Egypt Visual Sourcebook: For Artists, Architects, and Designers

Jim Hewitt
Copyright Date: 2011
Pages: 392
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    Egypt Visual Sourcebook
    Book Description:

    This unique visual reference guide will be an invaluable resource to professional designers—from architects to illustrators, production designers, art directors, decorators, film concept artists, sculptors, and painters. It utilizes color photographs to illustrate a wide range of locations and styles of architecture throughout Egypt, particularly highlighting universal architectural elements that may be incorporated into a variety of designs and styles including arches, doorways, windows, balconies, wall finishes, and more. Photographic plates of modern and ancient Egypt, showing markets, buildings, temples, tombs, and daily life are cross-referenced with enlarged details and grouped for functional comparisons to cater to the various approaches a designer may take from conception to completion. With some 1,000 color illustrations, thorough referencing, and detailed observation, this book will serve a very specific need while also appealing to a wider audience as a visual celebration of many aspects of Egypt, familiar and unfamiliar.

    eISBN: 978-1-61797-229-4
    Subjects: Art & Art History, Architecture and Architectural History, Middle East Studies

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Introduction
    (pp. vii-x)

    During a recent trip to Egypt, I was fascinated by the design elements I saw throughout the country, and I noticed how aspects of the ancient and modern combined to create some of the most culturally-rich architecture I had ever seen. Egyptian architecture has clearly influenced design in my country, as well others throughout the world. It makes sense, really, as Egypt is home to one of the oldest cultures in history, and since its wonders were first revealed, the magnificent imprint of Egyptian artistic innovations has been widely recognized.

    As a set designer/art director for movies and television, I...

  4. Chapter 1 Photo Plates
    (pp. 1-200)
  5. Chapter 2 Typologies
    (pp. 201-274)
  6. Chapter 3 Details and Surfaces
    (pp. 275-342)
  7. Chapter 4 Graphics
    (pp. 343-354)
  8. Bibliography
    (pp. 355-356)
  9. Chronology
    (pp. 357-358)