This book presents and analyses the results of the use and
Imhotep Today is exceptional not only in its global
coverage, but in its analyses of thorny questions such as: what was it
about Ancient Egypt that inspired such Egyptianizing monuments, and was
it just one idea, or several different ones which formed the basis of
such activities? The book also asks why only certain images, such as
obelisks and sphinxes, were incorporated within the movement. The
contributors explore how these 'monuments' fitted into the local
architecture of the time and, in this context, they investigate whether
'Egyptianizing architecture' is an ongoing movement and, if so, how it
differs from earlier, similar activities.
This title is sponsored by Institute of Archaeology, University College London.