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Fayum Portraits (Memoirs) by Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Jan 17, 2005
ISBN 2843236282 ISBN13 9782843236280
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More About Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter
Trained as an archaeologist and art historian, Berenice Geoffroy-Schneiter is a journalist and art critic. She has written several books on Egypt, including Fayum (Assouline). She also wrote the chapters on Egyptian, Oriental, and Greco-Roman antiques for the official guide to the Louvre (RMN).
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A lot of pictures Aug 10, 2008
I bought this book as a reference for making art. So I was very pleased to see that the book contains a lot of pictures. It's almost a Photo album with ancient family pictures. Great book.
Striking presentation Mar 18, 2006
This is a small book full of beautifull portraits of Fayum people, in which we can delight ourselves in the skills and artistry of the local artists, as well as the cultural customs it arrised from. It contains a short, but quite satisfactory introduction to the history and traditions of these portraits in greek-roman-egyptian culture. The basis of this book is the portraits themselves, these were carefully selected to present a spectrum of egyptian society. They are presented in a black foreground which enhances the portrait, simulating a family album, if you will. Haunting and beautifull. Recomend it to anyone who enjoys portraits.