Chinese Bronzes, A General Introduction

Chinese bronzes were not only the daily utensils, work tools and weapons of the people of ancient times, but also exquisite works of master craftsmen which have been handed down from generation to generation. Their beautiful forms, elaborate decorations moving stories that were cast them have attracted the attention and aroused the interest of lovers of bronzes at home and abroad. This book, copiously illustrated with color pictures and sketches, is recommended to readers who wish to explore the wonder of Chinese bronzes. In language comprehensible to the layman, it supplies a basic knowledge on Chinese bronze art: its origin, periods of development and its value as regards the study of ancient history and ancient script. The author is a specialist who has personally participated in many major archaeological excavations and researched into this subject for many years, and in this book he reports on the latest results of the study and excavations of Chinese bronzes.

  • New Paperback 18.5*24 cm, 213 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 9787119048703
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Published: 2007

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