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Heroic Armor of the Italian Renaissance Filippo Negroli and His Contemporaries
by Stuart W. Pyhrr, Jose-A. Godoy

The second quarter of the sixteenth century witnessed the emergence of a new fashion of armor design based on the forms and ornament found in classical art. ...

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This beautiful tome is simply stunning! Marvelously researched and written, it is minutely detailed and wonderfully informative. Even if you are not particularly interested in armour, the amazing and beautiful full colour photographs of the work of these immensely ...
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Le Armatura di S. Maria delle Grazie di Curatone di Mantova e L'Armature Lombarda del '400
by Boccia, Lionello G.

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This work is one of the most famous , sought after, and rarest, of armour books. Dealing with predominantly Italian fifteenth century armour. The armours were found in about 1926 in a church in Mantua in Italy. Previously they had been thought to have been merely ...
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Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, The: Vol. VI , No. 3 (September 1968)
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An interesting and unusual look at contracts, prices, supplies and suppliers to the New Model Army in the latter stages of the first English Civil War. It covers just about everything from shoes and shoe laces, to hats and helmets and everything in between. Weapons, ...
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European Helmets, 1450-1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection (Metropolitan Museum of Art Series)
by Stuart W. Pyhrr

Helmets, the earliest known form of body armor, remain an essential element of protection for the modern soldier and firefighter as well as the sportsman. In the ...

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The strength of this publication lies in the fact that the items that it contains are not so well known to most people, and few of them are illustrated in other generally published works. They come from the reserve collection, that have either not been publicly ...
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—Updated Jul 30, 2008



The Royal Armoury at Greenwich 1515-1649: A History of Its Technology (Royal Armouries Monograph)
by Alan Williams, Anthony de Reuck

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As an avowed lover of Greenwich armour, I found this book totally absorbing. It covers the history of the Royal Workshops from their inception in ca. 1511, 'til their final closure during the Commonwealth period, ca. 1649. The book deals with many aspects of the Royal ...
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—Updated Jul 30, 2008



Armoury of the Castle of Churburg (2 vol), The
by James G. Mann, M. Scalini

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This a tremendous, scholarly, work! A reprint of the scarce original 1929 volume, plus a completely new update, including pieces that have been sold since the first volume was published. The whole set weighs nearly 9kgs, so it is hardly light reading, but it is ...
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—Updated Jul 29, 2008



Sculpture in steel: A Milanese renaissance barbute
by Stephen V Grancsay

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This is a fascinating article on the barbuta held at the Metropolitan Museum of art, New York. The ten page article traces the development of the barbuta, together with the history and aquisition of this particular example. several b&w photographs and line drawings ...
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—Updated Apr 10, 2008



2,500 Years of European Helmets: 800 B.C.-1700 A.D
by Howard M. Curtis

The book is an illustrated guide to European helmets from the Dark Ages through the Renaissance. There are upward of 100 helmets within. Each helmet gets it's own ...

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This a great book, especially for anyone who makes armour. 150 helmets are shown ,together with relevant details where known. Unfortunately it is a little difficult to obtain now , and therefore rather expensive. If you find it at a reasonable price, buy it. Otherwise ...
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—Updated Apr 9, 2008



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