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Arms and Armor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
by Stephen N. Fliegel

Illustrated with examples of helmets, shields, swords, crossbows, firearms and other items from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, this volume traces the history of European arms and armour from antiquity to the 18th century. It explores themes such as medieval warfare, tournaments, the process of making and decorating armour, and the Renaissance culture of arms. There is also discussion of various forms of weapons, and the illustrations include paintings, tapestries ...

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List Price: $49.50

Edition: Hardcover

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Masterpieces of European Arms and Armour in the Wallace Collection
Princely Armor in the Age of Dürer: A Renaissance Masterpiece in the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Arms and Armor: Notable Acquisitions 1991–2002 (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
Shiny Shapes: Arms and Armor from the Zeughaus of Graz (Edition Joanneum)
Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages
Techniques Of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century
A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor: in All Countries and in All Times (Dover Military History, Weapons, Armor)
The Real Fighting Stuff: Arms and Armour at Glasgow Museums
European Arms & Armor



This item is on 22 member reading lists:

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G.S. Lutz :: Unrated * RECOMMENDED *
Excellent photographs, but that is really it. Not a lot of information that I could translate into my own work.
—Updated Jun 22, 2010

Todd Hawkins :: Unrated
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Carlo D. Tuzzio :: Unrated
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Thomas O'Neal :: Unrated
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Richard Fay :: * RECOMMENDED *
This book contains many nice colour photos of pieces from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The text also contains a nice overview of the development of armour, its construction, decoration, and decline. The book contains no new information as compared to similar works, but the photos ...
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—Updated Oct 17, 2006 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful

Alexi Goranov :: Unrated
—Updated Jul 22, 2006

Chad Arnow :: * RECOMMENDED *
This is a fairly nicely done catalogue of just what its title suggests. :) It is well-illustrated and the text is relatively informative. Museum catalogues can be an important source of information, though many lack good info. This is one of the better ones out there.
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—Updated Jul 5, 2006

Robin Hood Dial II :: Unrated
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Steve Maly :: Unrated
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Konstantin Tsvetkov ::
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Patrick Kelly ::
Not bad. Once again overly basic in it's content and almost travel brochure-like in it's real content. Nice photographs but not really exciting in it's actual informative value.
—Updated Aug 1, 2005 :: 1 of 2 members found this review helpful

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