by Nina M. Davies
This book combines historical interest with aesthetic attraction. It presents, for the first time, in full colour, a selection of plates representative both of the development of ancient Egyptian art, and of its varied subject matter. The plates belong to a large series of such records made by Mrs Nina de Garis Davies for her husband, Norman de Garis Davies, for Sir Alan Gardiner, and for the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Oriental Institute at Chicago.
Introduced during the outbreak of Second World War and written by noted authorities of the day, the King Penguins were elegantly designed and produced miniature hardbacks on subjects ranging from the historical icons of British culture, the fine and decorative arts, natural history to book arts and design. Based on the Insel-Bucherie series first published in Leipzig in 1912, these collectible King Penguin books are regarded as fine achievements of twentieth century book design and colour printing.
Hardback: 52 Pages
Product Dimensions: 125 x 180 mm
Published by Penguin Books