Marquand Books recently had the honor of working on a project over sixty years in the making. Published by Harvard University Art Museums, Ancient Bronzes through a Modern Lens presents a series of introductory essays on the study of ancient bronzes. The text explores topics including ancient production methods and contemporary methods of scientific examination. Created for both scholars and general readers, the text is accompanied by a diverse range of significant objects from the Harvard Art Museums’ collections and the collections of other museums.
Ancient Bronzes through a Modern Lens was designed and typeset by Susan E. Kelly. The 208-page softcover volume contains over a hundred color images, and eight essays covering technical and formal analyses, edited by Susanne Ebbinghaus, the George M. A. Hanfmann Curator of Ancient Art and head of the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at the Harvard Art Museums.