The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt, C. 300 B.C. to A.D. 700
The first reconstruction of the architecture of ancient Alexandria and Egypt, long believed lost beyond recovery
The book approaches its subject at the macro- and the micro-level: from city-planning, building types, and designs to architectural style. It addresses the interaction between the imported Greek and native Egyptian traditions; the relations between the architecture of Alexandria and the other cities and towns of Egypt as well as the wider Mediterranean world; and Alexandria's previously unrecognized role as a major source of architectural innovation and artistic influence. Lavishly illustrated with new plans of the city in the Ptolemaic, Roman, and Byzantine periods; reconstruction drawings; and photographs, the book brings to life the ancient city and uncovers the true extent of its architectural legacy in the Mediterranean world.
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The idea for this book germinated while McKenzie (From Nineveh to New York) was working at Petra in the 1980s, where she saw that stylistic features of Ptolemaic Alexandria (306-30 B.C.E.) appeared in ... Read full review