New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's beige cloth, spine and upper board stamped in silver, upper board blindstamped, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"[E]arly societies under divine rulership and strong governmental organization tend to manifest and immortalize their ideology in architecture that dwarfs individuals by its monumental dimensions. This the ancient Egyptians certainly carried through in an exemplary way." German archaeologist and Metropolitan Museum Egyptian department curator Dieter Arnold’s essential monograph on the stone architecture of ancient Egypt. Based on the scholar’s field observations while excavating sites over the course of 30 years, this now classic, comprehensive work examines quarrying, building methods, mechanics and logistics, tools, tomb building, and much more. Illustrated with hundreds of black-and-white photos, diagrams, tables, maps, and field drawings; with a glossary, chronology of dynasties and rulers, bibliography, and index. Owner ship inscription of New York painter and printmaker Janet Abramowicz to front endpaper. Some edgewear to slightly unclipped dust jacket, with some toning. Very good. Item #3276