Reviews for Exploring The Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Egypt

Booklist Reviews 2009 October #1
"One of four titles in the Civilizations of the World series, this attractively designed and handsomely illustrated book offers a rich and informative introduction to ancient Egyptian culture. Abundantly illustrated with beautifully rendered color representations of architecture, works of art, and other artifacts, the book offers insight into the beliefs and rituals, economy, and social organization of ancient Egyptian civilization. Fletcher, a distinguished Egyptologist, offers detailed, perceptive explanations of the symbolism and techniques of art and architecture. She is particularly adept at clearly explaining the complexities and intricacies of Egyptian mythology. Appendixes include a glossary, suggestions for further reading, and a directory of museums with notable holdings of ancient Egyptian art. The other books in the series explore ancient China, India, and Native Americans." Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 November

Gr 7 Up-Featuring beautiful, well-chosen photographs of people, places, and artifacts that include Egyptian funeral masks and hieroglyphics and sculptures from India's various faiths, these books delve much deeper than any other series here into the details of these astonishing cultures. Whether the subject is Chinese dynasties or the cosmos of Native American tribes, readers will be drawn into reasoned discussions of exceptional art, fascinating cultural traditions, and exotic landscapes. Well organized and manageable in length, each chapter presents a wealth of material on myths, beliefs, fashions, art, gender roles, life, and death. Unlike most of the other series reviewed here, these books were written by subject experts whose deep knowledge and passion emerges in these unique, stylish narratives.

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