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Title:
Arms and armor : the Cleveland Museum of Art
Author:
Fliegel, Stephen N., 1950-
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Publication Information:
[Cleveland, Ohio] : The Museum ; New York : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
ix, 181 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780810963764

9780940717466

9780940717473
Format :
Book

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Material Type
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Status
Central Library NK6602.C6 C645 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Lavishly illustrated and loaded with stellar examples of helmets, shields, swords, crossbows, firearms, and more from the magnificent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, this volume traces the history of European arms and armor from antiquity through the 18th century.

Published to celebrate the recent refurbishment of the museum's popular Armor Court, Arms & Armor explores such themes as medieval warfare, tournaments, the process of making and decorating armor, and the Renaissance culture of arms. It also provides a discussion of various forms of weapons. The museum's finest works -- all newly restored -- were specially photographed for the book's large colorplates and searching details. In addition, paintings, tapestries, and engravings show how the objects were used and worn.


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