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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. '
List Price: $35.00
Other items of interest:
• European Arms & Armor
• Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection
• Arms & Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
• Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms & Armor from the State of Styria
• Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages
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