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How to Read European Armor

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Pages: 160
  • Illustrations: 230
  • Dimensions: 8'' x 10 1/2''
  • Format: Paperback
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  • ISBN: 9781588396297



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 popularHow 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. LaRoccais curator in the Department of Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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