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How to Read European Armor

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How to Read European Armor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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By Donald J. LaRocca

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. Through informative discussions of representative works The Met 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.

Donald J. LaRocca is curator in the Department of Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

By Donald J. LaRocca

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. Through informative discussions of representative works The Met 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.

Donald J. LaRocca is curator in the Department of Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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  • Pages: 160
  • Illustrations: 230 in full color
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 8'' x 10 1/2''
  • ISBN: 9781588396297
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from great photos a most informative book.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An eye-candy for fans of armor and military Everytime I visit NYC I visit the Met, and everytime I visit the Met I visit the armors' section, it's gorgeous. This book allows me to get really close to these masterpieces and see all the beautiful details in the excellent pictures.
Date published: 2018-06-14
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