0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > BC to 500 CE, Ancient & classical world

Buy Now

King Tut. The Journey through the Underworld (Hardcover) Loot Price: R905
Discovery Miles 9 050
You Save: R387 (30%)
King Tut. The Journey through the Underworld (Hardcover): Sandro Vannini

Share your images

King Tut. The Journey through the Underworld (Hardcover)

Sandro Vannini

 (1 rating, sign in to rate)
List price R1,292 Loot Price R905 Discovery Miles 9 050 | Repayment Terms: R84 pm x 12* You Save R387 (30%)

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 12 working days

Buried in the 14th century BC but unearthed by Howard Carter in 1922, the objects entombed with Tutankhamun are an invaluable window into a long-extinct belief system. Seen today, they create an intricate picture of how the ancient Egyptian people viewed the perilous journey to paradise, a utopian Egypt that could only be entered following the final judgment. When acclaimed photographer Sandro Vannini started his work in Egypt in the late '90s, a technological revolution was about to unfold. Emerging technologies enabled him to document murals, tombs, and artifacts in unprecedented detail. Using the time-consuming and strenuous multi-shot technique, Vannini produced complete photographic reproductions that revealed colors in their original tones with vivid intensity. Through these extraordinary images, we discover the objects' quintessential features alongside the sophisticated and cleverly hidden details. In collaboration with a series of international exhibitions, starting with King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the California Science Center in March 2018, this comprehensive guide marks the centenary of Carter's first excavations in the Valley of the Kings. These inestimable works endure through Vannini's photographs in their full, timeless splendor. From offerings and rituals to Osiris and eternal life, Vannini's portfolio covers all facets of ancient Egyptian culture-but it is Tutankhamun's unique legacy that dominates these images. With texts by the photographer, captions by specialist Mohamed Megahed, and chapter introductions from scholars in the field, King Tut. The Journey through the Underworld puts much-debated mysteries to rest. The learned yet accessible forewords come from distinguished Egyptologists including Salima Ikram and David P. Silverman. Insightful narratives, resplendent images, and a contemporary standpoint make this title a fitting tribute to the Boy King's odyssey, illuminating an epoch that spanned an unimaginable 4,000 years.

General

Imprint: Taschen
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: April 2018
First published: 2018
Photographers: Sandro Vannini
Dimensions: 340 x 250 x 43mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 448
ISBN-13: 978-3-8365-7146-3
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > BC to 500 CE, Ancient & classical world
Books > Categorized Speciality Shops > Taschen - Art & Photography
Promotions
LSN: 3-8365-7146-3
Barcode: 9783836571463

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners