Carnets D'Egypte is William Kentridge's multimedia excavation of one of his favorite subjects: ancient Egypt. -Egypt has to be both believed and disbelieved at the same time, - he proposes, explaining his attraction to its intermingling of myth and history in the era of the pharaohs; here, he approaches this intermingling, and attendant questions of orientalism, in works that draw on western traditions of depicting Egypt, by such artists as Carracci, Delacroix, Le Brun, Poussin and Degas. In a scrapbook dossier composed of charcoal and pen-and-ink drawings, collages, animated films and performance pieces, Kentridge investigates such mythically proportioned Egyptian roles as the scribe, the architect and the artist, often inserting himself into the dialogue as a visible presence. This beautifully made book, which includes a DVD with three films, affirms Kentridge at his eclectic and erudite best.
- Hardback, Mixed media product
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- G - Reference,Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Ser.
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