Item description for Egypt: Yesterday and Today by David Roberts...
This book shows the before and after of these ancient sites after excavation as never seen before. The wonderful and romantic images from David Roberts as were first seen when he travelled to Egypt, are contrasted with current photographs of the same sites. Although saving these monuments to the ancient past is most important to the world, one can't help but to wish to come upon these wonders when Roberts captured them in his drawings. Truely a must for anyone who has been to Egypt, or simply wants to arm travel through history.A large book with full color plates.
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Studio: American University in Cairo Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 14.17" Width: 10.39" Height: 1.18" Weight: 5.34 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1999
Publisher American University in Cairo Press
ISBN 9774244087 ISBN13 9789774244087
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Egypt: Yesterday and Today?
Great Gift for Granddaughter Feb 8, 2008
Egypt: Yesterday and Today
After reading this beautifully illustrated table-top book comparing Egyptian scenes of the past and present, we purchased it for our granddaughter who is planning a career as an Egyptologist. The artwork is super, and the narrative is clear and crisp. An outstanding gift.
thank you mister Roberts. Jun 30, 2007
This book is no more available in France (I'm from Paris), and I saw some sketches of David Roberts a trip in Aswan, so wished discover his work. I am delighted with this book. The high quality of printing, the intersting texts (even for a french citizen) are what was expecting. The most spectacular sketches are those of Isis temple that show the paintings on columns and ceiling nowadays disapeared. It is also fascinating to see the evolution of egyptian civilisation from 19th century and today, regarding way of life and architecture. In one word : thank you mister Roberts.
A good overview of a great artist. Jun 15, 2007
Many books on David Robert's are small or not generous enough to allow you full scope to enjoy his paintings or they focus on his Levantine paintings.
This book is probably the best around that is not to expensive but gives you a feel for his grand Egyptian paintings. Some really nice ones of Sphinx, pyramids and also some of the lesser temples feature. The only other book which is now out of print that deals with this subject well is Peter Clayton's the Re-discovery of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson.
Egypt / Lost and Found Jan 3, 2007
As in the previous Roberts books, this format of a real-life photograph side by side with the artist's rendering of the same scene gives the reader a very reflective perspective into the Ancient World.
Egypt: yesterday and Today Mar 17, 2006
This is a most amazing book, it has both water colours and photos of the sights of Ancient Egypt. As a reminder of a special holiday or a factual account it is the best. The size of the book makes it prominent coffee table book and easy to just pick up and dip into another wondeful page.