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Arms and Armor in the Art Institute of Chicago: In the Art Institute of Chicago
by Walter J. Karcheski Jr.

Medieval knights, dramatic Civil War battle scenes, masterworks depicting the Napoleonic Wars in colour, mythical imagery of heroes and gods and men of legend are a ll compiled in this book showing the fascination of arms and armour. '

Average myArmoury rating:  (5 votes)

List Price: $35.00

Edition: Hardcover

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This item is on 9 member reading lists:

Mike Goo :: Unrated
—Updated Jan 9, 2012

Carlo D. Tuzzio :: Unrated
—Updated Aug 10, 2009

Don Stanko :: Unrated
—Updated Jan 13, 2009

Nathan Keysor :: * RECOMMENDED *
—Updated Jun 28, 2007

Chad Arnow ::
This book isn't too bad. It combines a very (very) general narrative about the history of arms and armour, illustrated with items from the Art Institute of Chicago. The pictures are nice, and the text might be a good introduction for the novice. I don't think it's intended to be a ...
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—Updated May 25, 2007 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful

Jonathan Hopkins :: Unrated
This is ok, but not must-have. The photos are nice, but the information is just not as compelling as other generalist books. It is a fun book to own (for the pictures), but I would recommend visiting the museum over buying the book.
—Updated Jul 7, 2006

Alexi Goranov :: * RECOMMENDED *
—Updated Mar 24, 2006

Patrick Kelly ::
Very basic, very brief. This book is almost an overblown promotional brochure for the museums arms collection. Disappointing.
—Updated Aug 1, 2005 :: 0 of 1 members found this review helpful

Nathan Robinson ::
—Updated Jul 23, 2005

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