Ancient Chinese Bronzes
A Personal Appreciation
Distributed for Sylph Editions
With contributions by Robert D. Jacobsen, Robert D. Mowry, and Thomas Lawton
Ancient Chinese Bronzes offers readers the unique opportunity to see Daniel Shapiro’s astonishing collection of ancient Chinese Shang dynasty bronze ritual vessels. The mystery and beauty of these bronzes, which date back to 1200 BCE, is captured in dramatic large-format illustrations both in color and in black and white. Accompanying the images are an introduction and explanatory notes from the collector as well as essays by three leading American scholars: Robert D. Jacobson, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Robert D. Mowery, Harvard Art Museums; and Thomas Lawton, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. This introduction to the high art of bronze casting in ancient China will entice novices and experts alike.