Oslo: Pax, 2018
Since Napoleon invaded Egypt with an army of soldiers and scholars in 1798, images of Egyptian landscapes and monuments have circulated as fantasy and reality in the West. Soon after the Western encounter with Egypt, physical parts of the same landscape were brought to London, Paris, Turin, Berlin, and New York. Scientific exploration, artistic imagination, colonial geopolitics and daunting engineering invented and fragmented Egypt for modern sensibilities.
Images of Egypt presents an ancient landscape in radical transformation across media, including supersized engravings, panoramas, porcelain, opera designs, paintings, photography and postcards, furniture and fashion, film sets, exhibitions and facsimiles. This lavish book presents contributions by world-leading architectural historians and students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design: Lucia Allais, Kosha Ahmadi, Tim Anstey, Maude Bass-Krueger, Craig Buckley, Eirik Arff Gulseth Bøhn, Caroline van Eck, Adrian Forty, Mikala Kjær, Beata Labuhn, Mari Lending, Adam Lowe, Ingemar Eirik Nesheim, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, Eirik Stokke, Robert Sømod, Martin Tosterud, Victor Plahte Tschudi, Olivia Horsfall Turner, Even Smith Wergeland, Richard Wittman, and Xianwen Zheng.