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Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms & Armor from the State of Styria
by Peter Krenn, Walter J. Karcheski Jr.
Swarovski is proud to sponsor 'Imperial Austria: Treasures of Art, Arms and Armor from the State of Styria,' an exhibition that documents an important part of ...
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This catalogue of items from the The Landeszeughaus in Graz was put together for a traveling exhibition in the early 1990s. It is a well-illustrated catalogue showing a nice selection of items from the 14th century through the 17th century. The high-quality pictures are accompanied by a history of the Landeszeughaus as an armoury, a brief overview of the development of arms and armour, a brief look at the decoration of arms and armour, and a discussion about the usefulness of studying arms and armour as part of the record of period art we're left with.
This book is quite nice (I actually have the hardcover edition) and worth picking up especially if you're into Maximilian armour and later. Fans of the earlier medieval centuries may not find as much to enjoy, though the later-period stuff presented is pretty stunning.
Updated Jun 19, 2007 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful