Item description for Egypt Portfolio by David Roberts...
This handsome portfolio contains 10 fine art prints of David Roberts' superb lithographs of ancient Egypt, selected from Egypt: Yesterday and Today (AUC Press, 1996). Between 1842 and 1849, on the basis of sketches made on the spot and aided by his excellent memory, Roberts produced the drawings that Louis Haghe turned into prints published by Francis Graham Moon. These lithographs appeared in the original hand-painted deluxe edition. Published here on high-quality paper and suitable for framing, they reproduce architectural details of the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt with an accuracy that today would be called photographic. This high-quality collection of prints celebrates the epic grandeur and fine detail of Roberts' views, in a format that complements his extraordinary artistic achievements.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 19.84" Width: 13.94" Height: 0.31" Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2001
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774246195 ISBN13 9789774246197
Availability 0 units.
More About David Roberts
David Roberts, Reader in German at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, is coeditor of the journal "Thesis Eleven," He is the author of "The Indirections of Desire: Hamlet in Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister"" (1980) and other books.
David Roberts currently resides in Cambridge, in the state of Massachusetts. David Roberts was born in 1943.