2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 7 April 2012
Schwaller De Lubicz was a truly gifted intuitive who was able to interpret Egyptian architecture and sculpture in the most amazing way. So why only four stars? As this review is of the English translation by Vanden Broeck who also translated other works of his, I have to say that it is something of a struggle to read as one finds oneself continually guessing what the original French might have been and re-translating into clearer, more sensible English. Over half a century has passed since this was first published and much of what Lubicz labours to say is now accepted wisdom and some of his ideas do seem a bit quaint. However, there is no doubt that his work was massively influential and that no serious student of Egyptian culture should be without it.
on 8 July 2013
Not for the light hearted, although a peice of scientific writing and knowledge beyond everyday literature. Difficult to read, not much so from the authors writing, but so many pieces of information that need to be evaluated and quantified. A true treasure for the serious scholar.