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How to Read European Armor (Paperback) (Donald J. Larocca)

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An accessibly written and superbly illustrated introduction to armor used for battle, tournament, and ceremony

This engaging book offers an introduction to and overview of armor in Europe from the Middle Ages through the 17th century, focusing in particular on the 16th century when plate armor reached its peak of stylistic beauty and functional perfection. Created by highly skilled armorers, often in cooperation with noted artists and commissioned by wealthy patrons, armor was worn for centuries on the battlefield, in festive tournaments, and for ceremonial events. Through informative discussions of representative works from the Metropolitan Museum’s world-renowned collection, this new addition to the popular How to Read series shows what to look for when examining armor, the pieces that make up a typical suit of armor, how the parts work, the various methods used to decorate armor, and how armor became an important part of so many museum collections today. The book features a wealth of new photography of historically important armor and other works of art from the Metropolitan Museum and select pieces from other institutions.
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Antiques + Collectibles, Art, History
Series Title: How to Read
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Donald J. Larocca
Language: English
Street Date: September 26, 2017
TCIN: 52974174
UPC: 9781588396297
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-4385
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