Arms and Armor: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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Celebrate the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s world class Arms and Armor collection and the release of our new book with a special offer for Members only. 

For a limited time, members will receive a free enamel helmet pin with the purchase of Arms & Armor: Highlights from The Philadelphia Museum of Art. The pin is inspired by the Peffenhauser Burgonet (Helmet) and designed in collaboration with Associate Curator or Arms & Armor, and author, Dirk Breiding. 

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Through the exceptional permanent collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this book looks at arms and armor as art—from warfare to war games, from hunting to the pursuit of glory.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s holdings of arms and armor are among the finest of their kind in the world. Presenting nearly 100 masterpieces from the collection, this lavishly illustrated volume includes complete armors and armor elements, swords, firearms and crossbows, staff weapons, horse equipment, and related accessories. Drawn for the most part from the princely armories of Europe, these objects represent the epitome of the armorer’s art, and many are published here in color for the first time. The engaging text by Dirk H. Breiding summarizes the latest scholarship and discusses how the museum’s collection—the core of which consists of a 1977 bequest by the distinguished connoisseur and scholar Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch (1884–1976)—has evolved over the years.

This volume reveals how arms and armor—uniting art, fashion, design, politics, and technology—can be seen as unique expressions of human creativity.

Dirk H. Breiding is the J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

  • Author: Dirk H. Breiding
  • Hardcover
  • Release date June 16, 2020
  • 312 pages, 11” x 9”
  • 415 color illustrations
  • ISBN 9780876332924  
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5 Reviews

  • 5
    Arms and Armor-Highlights from PMA

    Posted by Mary Ann Richardson on Aug 6th 2020

    I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for my husband. Every time we have gone to the Museum he always wanted to visit the Arms and Armor Exhibit. As a history buff, he loves to learn about different types of weaponry. He also likes to compare the armor with what is worn by modern floorball players,

  • 5
    Armor Highlights

    Posted by Unknown on Aug 4th 2020

    Excellent review of the Keinbusch collection. Descriptions, provenance and highlights are well presented.

  • 5
    An excellent book

    Posted by Robert Egler on Aug 3rd 2020

    A high quality book, with an abundance of clear illustrations and informative text. It is surprising that such a quality book is available at this price.

  • 5
    ARMS AND ARMOR: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART

    Posted by Timothy Wright on Jul 24th 2020

    I have been eagerly anticipating the release of this book and I am happy to say I am not disappointed. In fact, it exceeds my expectations.
    The Philadelphia Museum of Art is home to one of the best collections of arms and armor in the world. This book does an excellent job of showcasing the collection. The pieces chosen and the photography are superb and the commentary accompanying them is informative and easy to enjoy. This book will make an excellent addition to the libraries of both casual readers and more serious students and collectors. Mr Breiding has brought us a masterpiece.

  • 4
    Nice Book

    Posted by Roger Mueller on Jul 23rd 2020

    Nice Book

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