How to Read European Armor

How to Read European Armor

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How to Read European Armor presents a compelling overview of armor in Europe from the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century, the period when armor as an art form achieved its highest levels of stylistic beauty and functional perfection. During these centuries, skilled armorers developed ingenious solutions for protecting the body with armor that was effective and often amazingly ornate. This volume features historically important examples of armor such as a suit made in the royal workshops of Greenwich, England, almost certainly for King Henry VIII himself; a masterfully etched work created by a famed Nuremberg armorer for Emperor Ferdinand I; and sumptuous armor for the warhorse of an Italian nobleman. The engaging text extensively examines armor's complex parts and many decorative techniques, and sets the lively historical context for how European armor thrived in the field of combat, in tournaments, and on ceremonial occasions. A book for any reader drawn to the chivalric and courtly life of Europe, How to Read European Armor highlights the many innovations of armorers who created these legendary marvels of art and technology.
Publisher: New York : The MET, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2017.
ISBN: 9781588396297
Branch Call Number: 739.7509 LA ROCC
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Alternative Title: European armor


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