Art of the Houma Foundry: Institute of Archaeology of Shanxi Provincial

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780691011370: Art of the Houma Foundry: Institute of Archaeology of Shanxi Provincial
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Art of the Houma Foundry is an illustrated repertory of archaeological finds made at the site of a sixth-to fifth-century B.C. bronze foundry located at modern Houma in Shanxi Province, P.R.C. In the sixth and fifth centuries Houma was the capital of the state of Jin, a major power in China at the time. The excavation of the foundry site, the largest known in the ancient world, was important above all for the spectacular wealth of decorated clay foundry-debris that was recovered there. The debris throws valuable light on the very complex casting processes used at Houma; still more valuable is the evidence it provides for the varieties of decoration employed at the foundry. Bronzes unearthed at many different places in China, decorated with an immense variety of designs, can now be connected with Houma on the evidence of the foundry debris.


This book presents 1,200 of the most notable pieces of decorated foundry debris in photographs and drawings. Though unearthed more than thirty years ago, most of this material has never been published. Art of the Houma Foundry makes available to art historians, archaeologists, and museum curators an archive of unparalleled richness for one of the major art styles of ancient China.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Li Xiating is an associate research fellow and head of the technical department of the Shanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology. Liang Ziming is a research fellow and staff photographer at the Institute. Robert Bagley, the editor of this volume, is Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.

Language Notes:

Text: English, Chinese

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy Used
Condition: Near Fine
Large hardback in near fine condition... Learn more about this copy

Shipping: US$ 5.29
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Li Xiating; Liang Ziming
Published by Princeton University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0691011370 ISBN 13: 9780691011370
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rob the Book Man
(Vancouver, WA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Large hardback in near fine condition with a near fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 15233

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 139.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.29
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Li Xiating; Linag Ximing
Published by Institute of Archaeology of Shanxi Province, Princeton (1996)
ISBN 10: 0691011370 ISBN 13: 9780691011370
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Moe's Books
(Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Institute of Archaeology of Shanxi Province, Princeton, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Fine in jacket. Seller Inventory # 82387

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 150.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

3.

Li Xiating; Liang Ziming; et al.
Published by Princeton University Press / Institute of Archaeology of Shanxi Province 100.00
ISBN 10: 0691011370 ISBN 13: 9780691011370
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Moe's Books
(Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton University Press / Institute of Archaeology of Shanxi Province 100.00. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good. In Chinese and English.Bookplate inside front cover. Seller Inventory # 85310

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 150.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

4.

Institute of Archeology of Shanxi Province
Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton (1996)
ISBN 10: 0691011370 ISBN 13: 9780691011370
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bolerium Books Inc.
(San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1996. viii, 523 pages, very good hardcover in a lightly shelfworn dustjacket. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos and line drawings. "Art of the Houma Foundry is an illustrated repertory of archaeological finds made at the site of a sixth- to fifth-century B.C. bronze foundry located at modern Houma in Shanxi Province, P.R.C. In the sixth and fifth centuries, Houma was the capital of the state of Jin, a major power in China at the time. The excavation of the foundry site, the largest known in the ancient world, was important above all for the spectacular wealth of decorated clay foundry-debris that was recovered there.". Seller Inventory # 242260

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 169.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Xiating, Li; Ziming, Liang
Published by Princeton University Press (1996)
ISBN 10: 0691011370 ISBN 13: 9780691011370
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Princeton University Press, 1996. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0691011370-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 206.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Xiating, Li; Ziming, Liang
Published by Princeton University Press
ISBN 10: 0691011370 ISBN 13: 9780691011370
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 0691011370 Great condition with minor shelfwear - In our rare books collection. Seller Inventory # Z0691011370Z2

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 206.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds