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The Aesthetic Ideal in Classical Egypt, 1st Edition

By Willie Cannon-Brown


126 pages

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This book provides an original treatment of the concept of good and beauty in ancient Egypt. It seeks to examine the dimensions of nefer, the term used to describe the good and the beautiful, within the context of ordinary life. Because the book is based upon original research on ancient Egypt it opens up space for a review of the aesthetics of other African societies in the Nile Valley. Thus, it serves as a heuristic for further research and scholarship.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Aesthetic Tradition: A Review 3. Afrocentric Elements: A Methodological Consideration 4. The Divine, the Beautiful: An African Perspective 5. Kemet Internal Framework 6. Beauty is Everywhere

About the Author

Dr. Willie Cannon-Brown has taught at Peirce College for 29 years, and contributed a chapter in the Handbook of Black Studies titled "Decapitated and lynched forms: suggested ways of examining contemporary tests."

About the Series

African Studies

History, Politics, Economics and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / History / Ancient & Classical
PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General