Readers Guide: Art Special Topics

  • Symbol and Magic in Ancient Egypt. Richard H. Wilkinson. Thames and Hudson, 1994. 224 p.
  • Proportion and Style in Ancient Egyptian Art. Gay Robins. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1994.
  • "Artists and Artisans in Pharaonic Egypt." R. Drenkhahn. in Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, eds. J. Sasson et al. New York: Scribners, 1994.
  • "On the Status and Purposes of Ancient Egyptian Art." John Baines. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 4, no. 1, April 1994. pp. 67-94.
  • Reading Egyptian Art Richard H. Wilkinson. Thames and Hudson, 1992. 224 p., 450 illus. A dictionary of some 100 signs most often used in painting and inscriptions, with extensive discussion of each.
  • "Proportionality in Mind and Space in Ancient Egypt." Barry Kemp and Pamela Rose. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, vol. 1, no. 1. April 1991. pp. 103-129.
  • The Art of Amenhotep III: Art historical analysis: papers presented at the international symposium held at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 20-21 November 1987. edited by Lawrence Michael Berman. Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1990. xii, 92 p.
  • Ancient Egyptian designs for artists and craftspeople. Eva Wilson. New York: Dover Publications, 1987. 100 p. Dover pictorial archive series reprint. Originally published as Ancient Egyptian designs, London British Museum Publications, 1986. (British Museum pattern books).
  • Pharaohs and Mortals: Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom. catalogue by Janine Bourriau; with a contribution by Stephen Quirke. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press; Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, 1988. Exhibition organized by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 1988. "This is an excellent treatise on Middle Kingdom art, which seeks to weave the art of the period into the historical development of the Middle Kingdom."
  • Through Ancient Eyes: Egyptian portraiture: an exhibition organized for the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, April 21-July 31, 1988. Donald Spanel. 159 p.
  • Ancient Egyptian Art in the Brooklyn Museum. Richard A. Fazzini et al. Brooklyn, N.Y.: The Brooklyn Museum and Thames and Hudson, 1989. "Wonderful collection."
  • The Road to Kadesh: a historical interpretation of the battle reliefs of King Sety I at Karnak. William J. Murnane. 2nd ed. Chicago, Ill.: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1990.
  • Africa in Antiquity: the arts of Ancient Nubia and the Sudan. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Brooklyn Museum, 1978. Catalog of the exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, September 30-December 31, 1978
  • Canon and Proportions in Egyptian Art. E. Iverson, 2nd ed. Aris and Phillips, 1976. "very scholarly"
  • Decorative Patterns of the ancient world for craftsmen. W. M. Flinders Petrie. Dover, 1974. [DMNS Lib.]
  • Ancient Egyptian Art: the Cults of Osiris and Amon. E. Otto, Photos by Max Hirmer. New York, Abrams 1967 144 p.
  • Amarna Reliefs from Hermopolis in American collections. John D. Cooney. Mainz am Rhein, von Zabern, 1965. 110 p. "A publication of the Department of Ancient Art, the Brooklyn Museum."
  • Interconnections in the Ancient Near-East; a study of the relationships between the Arts of Egypt, the Aegean, and western Asia. William Stevenson Smith. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1965. 202 p.
  • Tomb sculpture; four lectures on its changing aspects from Ancient Egypt to Bernini. Erwin Panofsky. Edited by H. W. Janson. New York: H. N. Abrams 1964 319 p. 446 illus.
  • Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries. Alfred Lucas. 4th ed., rev. and enlarged by J.R. Harris. London: Edward Arnold, 1962. 523 p. Lucas worked on conservation of materials from the tomb of Tutankhamun, among other things. This book is still a standard reference. Includes chemical analysis of pigments used in paintings.
  • Ancient Egypt as Represented in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. William Stevenson Smith, curator of Egyptian Art. 4th ed., fully revised. Boston, 1960 215 p.
  • Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings. Bertha Porter and Rosalind Moss. Oxford: Griffith Institute, Ashmolean Museum. Including the following titles:
    •  Volume I part I. The Theban Necropolis Private Tombs. 520 p. 8 maps.
    •  Volume I part II. The Theban Necropolis Royal Tombs and Smaller Cemeteries. 440 p. 20 maps.
    •  Volume II. Theban Temples. 622 p. 49 maps and plans.
    •  Volume III Part I. Memphis. Abu Rawash to Abusir. 422 p. 40 plans and maps.
    •  Volume III part II. Memphis. Saqqara to Dahshur. 657 p. 36 maps and plans.
    •  Volume IV. Lower and Middle Egypt. 320 p. 33 plans, 6 maps.
    •  Volume V. Upper Egypt Sites. 315 p. 32 plans. 4 maps.
    •  Volume VI. Upper Egypt Chief Temples. 283 p. 40 plans.
    •  Volume VII. Nubia, The Deserts, and Outside Egypt. 488 p. 63 plans, 8 maps.
  • Coptic Art and Archaeology. The Art of the Christian Egyptians from the Late Antique to the Middle Ages. Alexander Badawy. MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, 1978. Wonderful introduction into a poorly understood and documented period of Egyptian history.