Posted by Peter on September 29, 2002 at 12:12:36:
In Reply to: Re: WTC shortlist- Eternal Egypt posted by d on September 29, 2002 at 11:19:03:
"Some of most "pure" forms within the Egyptian building tradition date from the very earliest dynasties, and are generally felt to decline in style and workmanship after that."
I have no idea of this. I would be interested in the background writings as this must a conclusion of scholarly research.
My own observation on related religious, philosophical, and cultural developments is it "seems" that a pure expression can be created in antiquity such that it can be kicked around for thousands of years and still shine.
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